Could someone clarify the different ways of how to say "Something symbolizes something else"? (In a literary sense). I know that we could say
”白色象征纯洁。“ But could we use 象征 as a noun？
ex。 “作者用“白色” 来做象征“ （or is it 比喻？）
I Hope the question is clear. My man goal is to figure out the proper way to describe symbology in literature in Chinese!