Provide your own definition of the word SYMBOL. Discuss and interpret three SYMBOLS among the symbolist poems. What are some symbols in your own culture? (America) Make sure to back up your response with direct examples (you may find that visual aids, music, or fashion statements work best).

The poems for this assignment are:

1. To The Reader by Charles Baudelaire

2. Correspondences by Charles Baudelaire

3. My Familiar Dream by Paul Verlaine