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trope
     1. n. Something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the ‘mad scientist’ of horror movies or ‘once upon a time’ as an introduction to fairy tales. Similar to archetype and cliché but not
     2. n. A figure of speech in which words or phrases are used with a nonliteral or figurative meaning, such as a metaphor.
     3. n. A short cadence at the end of the melody in some early music.
     4. n. A phrase or verse added to the mass when sung by a choir.
     5. n. A pair of complementary hexachords in twelve-tone technique.
     6. n. A cantillation pattern, or the mark that represents it.
     7. v. To use, or embellish something with a trope.
     8. v. To turn into, coin or create a new trope.
     9. v. To analyze a work in terms of its literary tropes.
     10. v. To think or write in terms of tropes.

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