Conceit vs Trope - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between conceit and trope
is that conceit
is (obsolete) something conceived in the mind; an idea, a thought while 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.
As verbs the difference between conceit and trope
is that conceit
is (obsolete) to form an idea; to think while trope
is to use, or embellish something with a trope.
(obsolete) Something conceived in the mind; an idea, a thought.
* Francis Bacon
* Bible, Proverbs xxvi. 12
- In laughing, there ever procedeth a conceit of somewhat ridiculous.
The faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension.
- a man wise in his own conceit
* Sir Philip Sidney
- a man of quick conceit
Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.
- How often, alas! did her eyes say unto me that they loved! and yet I, not looking for such a matter, had not my conceit open to understand them.
(obsolete) Opinion, (neutral) judgment.
* 1499 , (John Skelton), The Bowge of Courte :
- His wit's as thick as Tewksbury mustard; there is no more conceit in him than is in a mallet.
(countable) A novel or fanciful idea; a whim.
- By him that me boughte, than quod Dysdayne, / I wonder sore he is in suche cenceyte .
* Alexander Pope
- On his way to the gibbet, a freak took him in the head to go off with a conceit .
- Some to conceit alone their works confine, / And glittering thoughts struck out at every line.
(countable, rhetoric, literature) An ingenious expression or metaphorical idea, especially in extended form or used as a literary or rhetorical device.
(uncountable) Overly high self-esteem; vain pride; hubris.
- Tasso is full of conceits which are not only below the dignity of heroic verse but contrary to its nature.
- Plumed with conceit he calls aloud.
(obsolete) To form an idea; to think.
* 1643 : ,
The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce
(obsolete) To conceive.
- Those whose vulgar apprehensions conceit but low of matrimonial purposes.
- The strong, by conceiting themselves weak, are therebly rendered as inactive as if they really were so.
- One of two bad ways you must conceit me, / Either a coward or a flatterer.
(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.