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Color Symbolism

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Color Symbolism. Red : immoral; blood, passion, emotion, danger, or daring; often associated with fire Black: seen as a cold and negative aspect suggesting passivity, death, ignorance, or evil; black hens are used in witchcraft as are black cats - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Color Symbolism • Red : immoral; blood, passion, emotion, danger, or daring; often associated with

fire• Black: seen as a cold and negative aspect suggesting passivity, death, ignorance, or

evil; black hens are used in witchcraft as are black cats• Green : inexperience, hope; new life, immaturity; it is a comforting, refreshing

human color; it is the color of plant life• Yellow : rotting, heat, decay, violence, decrepitude, old age, and the approach of

death; bright; happiness• Blue : cool, calm, peaceful; an insubstantial color in the real world except as

translucency, the void of heavens• Pink : innocence, femininity• Purple : royalty, bruising or pain• Brown : a color somewhere between russet and black; it is the color of earth and

ploughed land and soil, it represents humility and poverty• Orange : the emblem of divine love or extreme lust; vibrancy, life• Violet : composed of red and blue, it is the color of temperance, clarity of mind• White : innocence, life, light, purity, or enlightenment

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You Try

• Based on what we just looked at what is a possible theme or message of the Wizard of Oz?

• How do you know?

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Lets Read the Following brief poem by Emily Dickenson and briefly unpack her symbolism

and theme!

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Theme

• What is the theme of the poem?

• How do you know?