AP Literature Poetry Symbols

rainbow
hope and good things that are coming

the moon
fatigue, loneliness, useless labor and unrequited love

river
memories lost

withered leaf
aging

wind
unpredictable, destructive power of nature

light
hope for a better life or happiness; truth/ enlightenment

lone and level sands
destructiveness of nature and time

spring and daisies
youth

brown fields and autumn
advancing age and the approach of winter

winter
death

water
religious, purity, death

fire
anger, passion, love, pain or death

night
peace and tranquility; death and darkness

day
new life and light, new beginning

dark
lying, untruthful, hiding, in the shadows