Traditional Symbols: Poetry Test

Spring (new growth)
Rebirth, childhood, hopefulness

Summer (flowers, sun, warmth)
Youth, ease, luxury

Fall (harvest, full moon)
Middle age, fullness, loss of youth

Winter (snow, ice, cold)
Old age, death, solitude

Bride (a maiden, roses)
The church, purity, innocence

Groom
Christ

Serpent
Evil, Satan

Cross
Christianity, the crucifixion

Moon
Fickleness, inconstancy

Sun (fire, heat)
Passion, strong feelings, love

Stars (light, brightness)
Faith, eternity, the unattainable

Rain
Loss, death, tears, trouble

Sea (tide, sand)
The passage of time

Roads (rivers, paths, voyages)
The journey through life

Crossroads
A place/time of decision

Heights (mountains, hills)
Difficult to attain, heaven

Threshold
Gateway to a new world

House (building, monument, stone)
Death, the grave

Music (bird call, a song)
Enchantment, oblivion

Sunshine (light)
Happiness, goodness, hope

Night (darkness)
Evil, the unknown, despair

Maze
Puzzling dilemma, great uncertainty

Fog
Uncertainty

Red
Blood, passion, sacrifice

Green
Growth, youth, hope, fertility

Blue
Highly positive, security, tranquility, spiritual

Gold
Luxury, ease

Silver
Fickleness

White
Light, purity, innocence, timelessness

Black
Evil, darkness, death, the unknown, chaos