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Trope is a term for a figure of speech. The term has evolved to identify an overused theme or device. A trope may mean a convention, a plot trick, a setup, a narrative structure and a character type all at the same time.
List of types
In rhetoric, there are many types of tropes.
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- "Figures of Speech: Tropes" at Rhetoric.byu.edu; retrieved 2012-1-14.
- "Trope" at Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary; retrieved 2012-1-24.
- Tomlinson, Barbara. (2010). Feminism and Affect at the Scene of Argument: Beyond the Trope of the Angry Feminist, p. 1.