Archetype Definition

Updated: 6/8/2018
Archetype Definition
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Archetype

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An archetype is a common character, image, symbol, or situation that occurs in literature and in life, and considered to be universal across most cultures. Learn more about this and other literary terms with our Picture Encyclopedia!


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Archetype Definition | An archetype is a common character, image, symbol, or situation that occurs in literature and in life, and can be considered universal across most cultures.

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  • ARCHETYPE An archetype is a common character, image, symbol, or situation that occurs in literature and in life, and can be considered universal across most cultures.
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