pictographics

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The communication of ideas, or emotions primarily through symbols, or images. Pictographs are used as an alternative to dialogue, or inner monologue, and serve as a more visual way to show what a character wants, feels, or is thinking about.

Pictographs are usually contained within a speech bubble, or thought bubble, but the term may apply to various situations in which interpretive symbolism is used as a narrative mechanism.

Very common, abstract, or basic symbols are generally excluded from this tag if they appear outside of a text container.

For general visual information used as interpretive, or communicative symbolism that is not being directly communicated from a character, use pictogram instead. The pictogram category includes most static usages (signs, labels, notifications, instruction manuals, etc).

For images that are part of a text messaging system generally fall under emoji instead.

Categories

Common symbolism

Does not typically apply to punctuation (..., ?, !, ?!).

See also

The following tags are aliased to this tag: pictographs, pictograph (learn more).

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