What Is Symbolism with examples-CEFR

Symbolism is using phrases or pics to represent particular concepts, people, objects, or events.

The CEFR categorises language proficiency into six levels, A1–C2, which can be further subdivided based on the needs of the local context. Levels are defined by 'can-do' descriptors. The levels did not appear out of nowhere in 2001, but rather evolved over time, as described below.


In a few cases, symbolism is huge and used to talk about a work's theme, like Aslan the lion in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as an image of Christ. In different cases, symbolism is used to talk information about a character, setting, or plot point, along with a black cat getting used to represent a character’s horrific luck. 

Symbolism as a literary device-

Words like butterfly resembles transformation, lion resembles royalty and strength, apple represents temptation, ring represents eternity. These words are used in sentences as a figure of speech which are categorised as symbolism. These words are added to make the sentence more attractive and eye catchy. It also increases the quality of English.


Based on these accomplishments, the CEFR has developed a description of the process of mastering an unknown language by type of competence and sub-competence, using descriptors for each competence or sub-competence, which we will not go into further detail here. These descriptors were developed without regard for any particular language, ensuring their relevance and universal applicability. The descriptors describe each skill's progressive mastery, which is graded on a six-level scale (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).