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Noun
Something recurring across a genre or type of art or literature
“The depiction of her as a temptress echoes the trope of woman as Eve, the seducer of men.”
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An expression that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful
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The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn’t, invoking a direct similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described
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Cantillation
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A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing
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An element that forms part of a complex whole
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Verb
To use, or embellish something with, a trope
“The specific outcome of that story-telling largely derives from how managers figure their world, how they trope, or figuratively turn meanings.”
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