Typology is the study and classification of types of people, religions and symbols.
A particular type of connection existing between people related to or having dealings with each other:
The definition of a metaphor is a word or phrase used to compare two unlike objects, ideas, thoughts or feelings to provide a clearer description.
A comparison based on such similarity:
the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
Find another word for symbolism. In this page you can discover 20 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for symbolism, like: typology, relationship, metaphor, analogy, comparison, symbolisation, allegory, archetype, symbolization, iconography and mythology.