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Let’s talk about tropes.
Tropes, in the sense I’m using it, are clichés. Character types, plots, settings, etc., that are frequently–if not overly–used: sexy vampires, rogue space captains, headstrong princesses, sibling/parent villain/hero pairs, English-speaking medieval provinces, noble thieves, run-down smuggler ships. 972 more words
I had an epiphany last night.
There is always a cliché that debunks another cliché.
“Nice guys finish last.” Most guys –or everyone, I suppose—views this with a negative connotation. 155 more words
"Love makes the world go round. Love is blind. All you need is love. Nobody ever died of a broken heart. You’ll get over it. It’ll be different when we’re married. Think of the children. Time’s a great healer. It's the cliches that cause the trouble."
-Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
What is in a cliche? What makes a line a cliche? Why do treasured phrases turn into cliches?
These overused, overworked, overplayed phrases get thrown at us like sand in a sandstorm. 261 more words