What is the importance of colors in The Waste Land?

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What is the importance of colors in The Waste Land?

Symbolism:

Can be a person, place or thing. It is the representation of something physical that can bring about a variety of emotions. Literature has used symbols in many works, plays, painting and sculpture have all brought out different interpretations. Symbols can be interpreted in a multitude of ways. Symbols give different meaning from their literal sense. 'Doves' can be used to represent peace the same way, 'stage' can represent the world. Writers use tools like figures of speech to further integrate the use of symbolism in their work.

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The importance of colours in The Waste Land by T.S.Eliot is that each colour is a symbol of modernism. 'Red' symbolizes destruction and devastation...

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