The Daily Trope
Paralipsis (par-a-lip’-sis): Stating and drawing attention to something in the very act of pretending to pass it over (see also cataphasis). A kind of irony. 83 more words
13 hours, 28 minutes ago
Solora's Fan Haven
I truly believe that certain tropes have their place in the world of fiction and fanfiction. Some, however, need to be burnt in a fire until nothing remains. 1,411 more words
15 hours, 15 minutes ago
Paramythia (pa-ra-mee’-thi-a): An expression of consolation and encouragement.
So what if you can’t get any legislation passed and the Courts are saying “No, no, no.” 118 more words
1 day, 15 hours ago
Paraprosdokian: A figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe the first part. 70 more words
2 days, 8 hours ago
Paregmenon (pa-reg’-men-on): A general term for the repetition of a word or its cognates in a short sentence. Often, but not always, polyptoton.
Here, there, and everywhere–wherever we look the power of love is eroding. 81 more words
3 days, 11 hours ago
Pareuresis (par-yur-ee’-sis): To put forward a convincing excuse.
I bought these pants at Salvation Army. Case closed.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu). Bracketed text added by Gorgias.
4 days, 12 hours ago
Joshua Lawrence Pike's Writing blog
Of all the unused tropes I think that of the world being too full of people comes up the most. I understand the reason for it, if there are starving people there must be a shortage of food right? 638 more words
4 days, 13 hours ago