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What are some symbols used in Walter De La Mare's "The Listeners."

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A symbol is, simplistically, an object or idea that represents something else. Therefore, anything which alludes to "it" existing as something else is considered a symbol. A symbol acts as a metaphor in most texts given a metaphor is a comparison between two, normally, unlike things.

In regards to Walter De La Mare's poem "The Listeners ," symbols are only easy to find if the reader engages in the text. A reader who does not engage in the text does not look deep enough to find hidden...

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