Tropes – Part 1 – Shedding Some Light On Tropes

Tropes – Part 1 – Shedding Some Light On Tropes (wiki version)

Last week, at the Tuesday night’s AAAWG meeting, the topic of tropes came up. When I was asked what a trope was, I am chagrined to say that I didn’t have an immediate cogent answer and referred the questioner to tvtropes.org. While I was (and am) comfortable with my internal conceptualization of tropes — which is another way of saying that I could (and can) identify a trope when confronted with one — as well as being familiar with the dictionary definition, I didn’t have a definition that I could whip out and say a trope is X. Continue reading “Tropes – Part 1 – Shedding Some Light On Tropes”