What is another word for trope?

Pronunciation: [tɹˈə͡ʊp] (IPA)

A trope refers to a frequently recurring metaphor, theme or literary device that is used in storytelling. Some synonyms for this word include cliche, motif, device, convention, formula, archetype, pattern, and theme. The use of a specific trope can establish a common understanding between the writer and the reader. In literature, tropes are often used to convey complex emotions, ideas and concepts with ease. They can create an instant emotional connection between the reader and the story. Whether it is a moral lesson or a common character type, tropes have been used throughout history to engage and entertain readers of all ages.

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What are the hypernyms for Trope?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for trope?

The term "trope" is often used to describe a common or overused literary device or theme. Conversely, antonyms for "trope" would refer to unique, innovative, or unexpected literary choices. Some antonyms could include originality, creativity, spontaneity, individuality, novelty, and unconventional. These are descriptions of literary works that break the mold, challenge readers' expectations, and push artistic boundaries. While tropes can be useful in communicating certain ideas, antonyms for trope are essential for authors striving to create truly memorable and meaningful works of literature that stand apart from the crowd.

What are the antonyms for Trope?

Usage examples for Trope

If the reader will make a close study of many of the revolutions in writing poetry, he will find that the great change often amounted to nothing more than the substitution or creation of a new rhythm or trope for the one used by the old poet; such changes are of minor importance.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
Even when it has lacked the quality which fills the reader with ecstasy, the trope has been called poetry just because it was a trope.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
The trope was an early adornment of poetry as rhythm was.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell

Famous quotes with Trope

  • For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope; And when he happen'd to break off I' th' middle of his speech, or cough, H' had hard words,ready to show why, And tell what rules he did it by;For all a rhetorician's rules Teach nothing but to name his tools.
    Samuel Butler (poet)
  • We can trace the woman as reward trope all the way back the beginning of the medium itself as [...] upon successful completion of many arcade games players were rewarded with a related smooch of victory trope, so named for the kiss the hero received as a reward for rescuing a kidnapped princess. Sometimes the prize is blatant as with the standard hero reward in which the king will give his daughter to the hero. On other occasions it's taken a step further by employing the parallel of sex for victory or rescue sex trope.
    Anita Sarkeesian
  • Since mobile, indie and retro inspired games are built on a legacy of inequality in the medium the new wave of 80s and 90s nostalgia has brought with it a resurrection of the worst of the old-school damsel in distress stereotypes. Indeed, many of these new titles essentially function as to the trope as a way of paying homage to classic games of years gone by.
    Anita Sarkeesian

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