An unexpected application of words.  The use of Tropes can enliven ordinary speech.


Tropes of Similarity or Comparison:

Tropes based on Subject and Adjunct and Cause and Effect – reversing their relation

Trope based on Division

Trope based on Contraries

  • Irony
  • Litotes

Tropes based on confused meanings of words

  • Puns (Paronomasia)

Tropes based on address or subject of address

  • Apostrophe
  • Erotema
  • Prosopopeia

Tropes based on magnitude

  • Hyperbole
  • Meiosis

Tropes based on impossibility

  • Catachresis
  • Synaesthesia
  • Aporia
  • Aposiopesis
  • Oxymoron