Literary Trope is a free trial software application from the Reference Tools subcategory, part of the Education category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2013-05-06. The program can be installed on Linux, Linux Console, Linux Gnome, Linux GPL, Linux Open Source, Mac OS X, Mac Other, Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win98, WinOther, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP, Other.
This book contains explanations and examples of various kinds of tropes including Irony, Metonymy, Metaphor, Pun, Allusion, Allegory, Auxesis, Aphorism, Euphemism, Innuendo, Malapropism, Hyperbole, Oxymoron, Neologism, Paradox, Personification, Truism, Zoomorphism.
Literary tropes are figures of speech that leave their literal meaning for effect. These words and phrases are used as a writing device for emphasis, brevity, clarity, rhythm, novelty, peculiarity, style and so on. Figures of speech are divided into two rhetorical devices known as tropes and schemes.
In trope, the use of a word or a phrase other than its literal meaning changes the meaning of a sentence. The word trope derives from the Greek verb έ (trepein) meaning to turn, to direct, to alter, to change. That is, turning the meaning of a sentence another way by the use of a word(s).
There are various sub-categories in tropes, which are discussed in detail within each chapter.
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