Style and Symbol

refers equally to the characteristics of language in a particular story and to the same characteristics in a writer’s complete works.

satirical imitation

indirectly determine about the author’s own feelings

details of a plot seem consistently symbolic, each detail clearly pointing the way to some obvious larger meaning

traditional symbol
thing that most members of a culture istantly recognize as possessing a shared symbolic meaning

private symbol
symbol the author has made his/her own by repeated use

“doubles” who mirror each other in significant ways

incidental symbol
thing or action that ordinarily would have no deeper meaning but acquires one in a particular story