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Guiding SymbolPlay
In literature, 'beacon' often symbolizes guidance or something leading the way in darkness or difficulty. SlideIn the novel, the fire on the hill acted as a beacon, leading the lost travelers back to safety.
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Metaphor for HopePlay
'Beacon' is also used metaphorically to mean a source of hope or inspiration in challenging situations. SlideDuring hard times, her kind words were a beacon for the entire community.