The correct answer is A. An image that simultaneously represents itself and something else
In literature including poetry, stories, plays, and novels, a symbol refers to an idea, object, image, etc. that is used to represent a different idea, object, image, etc that has a complex and deeper meaning. Additionally, this meaning is known by the reader only through interpretation and despite this, the ordinary or original meaning of an image or object remains. For example, the image of a red rose might be used to represent romance which is a more complex idea, but the image also represents the rose itself. According to this, the definition of "symbol" is "an image that simultaneously represents itself and something else".