Synecdoche vs Trope - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between synecdoche and trope

is that synecdoche is (figure of speech) a figure of speech that uses the name of a part of something to represent the whole 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 a verb trope is

to use, or embellish something with a trope.

synecdoche

Alternative forms

* syndoche, synechdoche

Noun

(en noun)
  • (figure of speech) A figure of speech that uses the name of a part of something to represent the whole.
  • * 2002 , (Christopher Hitchens), "Martin Amis: Lightness at Midnight", The Atlantic , Sep 2002:
  • "Holocaust" can become a tired syndecdoche for war crimes in general.
  • (rhetoric) The use of this figure of speech; synecdochy.
  • Synonyms

    * (part for the whole) pars pro toto

    Hypernyms

    * metonymy

    Derived terms

    * synecdochy * synecdochic * synecdochical * synecdochically

    See also

    * metaphor * metonymy * (wikipedia "synecdoche") ----

    trope

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia trope) (en noun)
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * troper * tropist * tropical * tropology

    Verb

    (trop)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * tropify

    References

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