As nouns the difference between trope and architype
is that trope
is (literature) something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the ‘mad scientist’ of horror movies or ‘once upon a time’ as an introduction to fairy tales similar to archetype and but not necessarily pejorative while architype
As a verb trope
is to use, or embellish something with a trope.
(literature) Something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the ‘mad scientist’ of horror movies or ‘once upon a time’ as an introduction to fairy tales. Similar to archetype and but not necessarily pejorative.
A figure of speech in which words or phrases are used with a nonliteral or figurative meaning, such as a metaphor.
(music) A short cadence at the end of the melody in some early music.
(music) A phrase or verse added to the mass when sung by a choir.
(music) A pair of complementary hexachords in twelve-tone technique.
(Judaism) A cantillation pattern, or the mark that represents it.
To use, or embellish something with a trope.
(often, literature) To turn into, coin or create a new trope.
(often, literature) To analyze a work in terms of its literary tropes.
To think or write in terms of tropes.
TV Tropes Site with numerous current examples of tropes.