Synonyms for trope

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You must listen to the definition of a catachresis:—'A catachresis is the boldest of any trope.

Bene, satis, male,— Where was I with my trope 'bout one in a quag?

Rage and despair do sometimes vent themselves in hyperbole and trope.

For rhetoric, he could not ope / His mouth, but out there flew a trope.

The turn of expression is called a Trope, and change of construction is called a Schema.

Literally, this trope was not accurate, because the station was noisier than usual.

In the use of the trope I find the one a reproduction of the other.

The principal varieties of the trope are the metonymy and the metaphor.

This Trope is illustrated by Diogenes with exceeding brevity.

For rhetoric, he could not ope His mouth, but out there flew a trope.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin tropus "a figure of speech," from Greek tropos "turn, direction, turn or figure of speech," related to trope "a turning" and trepein "to turn," from PIE root trep- "to turn" (cf. Sanskrit trapate "is ashamed, confused," properly "turns away in shame;" Latin trepit "he turns"). Technically, in rhetoric, a figure of speech which consists in the use of a word or phrase in a sense other than that which is proper to it.

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