Symbolism In Winterdance

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Could you imagine running a dog team through a 1,150 mile race in the brisk cold of Alaska. In the book Winterdance Gary Paulsen moves to Minnesota and begins to train dogs to run a trapline. Eventually he acquires more and more dogs and trains them to run the iditarod. By the end of the book he had run the iditarod twice. Gary Paulsen uses motifs, symbolism, and themes to further enhance the reader 's enjoyment of the book. A symbol is something used to represent ideas or concepts. One of the symbols in Winterdance is the dogs. The dogs in the book symbolize Gary’s love for running in the snow and exploring nature. In the book he even states how he feels like a family member of the dogs. Another symbol is the beaver. The beaver symbolizes
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