Is a cigar really only a cigar? Do your students even know what that means? In this lesson plan by High-5- Achievers, these and many other questions about literary symbols are answered in a 16 slide PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and activities. Answer keys and sample paragraphs are provided. When students have finished this lesson, they will have a far better grasp of symbolism and its relationship to literature. And then they will know when a cigar is just a cigar.