What are some common motifs in literature?

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Feb 22, 2018

In literature motifs have symbolic significance that can help in the development of the theme. It can be either an image, an action or a sound.


Motifs always help in understanding or explaining the main theme of a work. Color as a motif represent emotions or themes in a literary work. For example, white can represent purity, black represent evil, red for passion and green for greediness. Weather is also one of the motifs that strengthens the theme of the literary work significantly.