I have always enjoyed symbolism but I have noticed a lot of modern prose is very light. In classic literature, even modern classics, it is huge. I have always enjoyed the symbolism in classic literature and in poetry. I would love to incorporate a lot of symbolism in my short stories. I have noticed a lot of my stories are guided just as much by symbols as characters. However, I also don't want to turn my audience away. I have looked in to prose poetry a little bit, but it seems to have a very limited audience and not nearly enough narrative. I probably won't change my writing based on public opinion, simply because I love symbolism so much, but I am curious about what everyone's opinions are. Where is symbolisms place in modern writing? How much symbolism is too much? Is there any market for short stories that are as heavy on symbolism as they are on character development? What are your thoughts on symbolism in general?