"Archetypal metaphors seem to have a special rhetorical potency…. According to [Michael] Osborn, the primary sources of archetypal metaphors are derived from the fundamental human experience of water and the sea, light and darkness, the human body, war and peace, animals, the family, mountains, sexuality, and the relationships between above and below and forward and backward."

–John Louis Luciates & Celeste Michelle Condit