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A.Word.A.Day--tropePronunciation: WAV or RealAudio
trope (rhymes with scope) noun
1. The figurative use of a word or an expression, as metaphor or hyperbole. An instance of this use; a figure of speech.
2. A word or phrase interpolated as an embellishment in the sung parts of certain medieval liturgies.
[Latin tropus, from Greek tropos, turn, figure of speech.]
"The trope of the perpetual journey, continuously wandering and witnessing the wonders and the horrors of the Arab World, is a salient feature in both of the poems examined here." Bardenstein, Carol, Stirring words: traditions and subversions in the poetry of Muzaffar al-Nawwab. (Modern Iraqi Literature in English Translation), Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ), 22 Sep 1997.
This week's theme: words about words.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer and philosopher (1803-1882)