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Tropes Dependent on Contrasting Meanings. Carina, Mosana, Vicky, Margie, Missy. Tropes and Figure of Thought. Tropes: a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression Figure of Thought: the styles a rhetoric can take Similar to Figure of Speech. Hyperbole .

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tropes dependent on contrasting meanings

Tropes Dependent on Contrasting Meanings

Carina, Mosana, Vicky, Margie, Missy

tropes and figure of thought
Tropes and Figure of Thought
  • Tropes: a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression
  • Figure of Thought: the styles a rhetoric can take
    • Similar to Figure of Speech
hyperbole
Hyperbole

A hyperbole is a trope in which a point is expressed in a greatly exaggerated way.

Example: “It was so cold outside, I saw polar bears wearing jackets”

understatement
Understatement

An understatement is the presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is.

Example: “It is a bit cold today” when temperature is 5 below.

paradox
Paradox
  • A trope in which a statement that appears on the surface to be contradictory or impossible turns out to express an often striking truth.
  • Example: “less is more,” “the beginning of the end,” “Nobody goes to that restaurant because it is too crowded”
oxymoron
Oxymoron
  • A compressed paradox that closely links two seemingly contrary elements in a way that, on further consideration, turns out to make good sense. (trope)
  • Examples: “bittersweet,” “a living death,” “passive aggressive”
  • The word itself is an oxymoron - the Greek roots “oxy” means “sharp” and “moron” means “dull or foolish” so oxymoron means “pointedly foolish.”
litotes
Litotes
  • A figure of through in which a point is affirmed by negating its opposite
    • ex:He’s no fool, not uncommon
  • Special form of understatement where the surface denial serves to reinforce the underlying assertion
    • usually through ironic contrast
periphrasis
Periphrasis
  • A figure of thought in which a point is stated by vagueness rather than directly
    • sword-hate=warfare, ethnic cleansing=genocide
  • Mostly used like euphemisms to cushion a painful or embarrassing idea or to vary word choice within a piece
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Pun
  • Pun is a figure of thought that plays on words that have the same sound, or closely similar sounds, but have sharply contrasted meanings.
  • It’s a form of wordplay that suggests two or more meanings
          • Pun used a lot by shakespeare. "That dreamers often lie" the pun is that dreamers lie in bed but also lie about dreams.