Tropes

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A trope is defined as any rhetorical or literary device such as metonymy, metaphor, irony synecdoche that brings out another meaning of word other than the literal meaning. It is the use of words in a figurative manner. Trope exists in most work of art and they serve almost the same purpose. It is true that they have an effect on the viewers. This paper presents the effects on trope ion the minds and the whole being of the reader. They affect the viewer in the following ways.

Viewers use trope on the basis of resemblance. They relate the tropes to the real event of the nature. Sometimes, resemblance is created through allusion, for allusion, the viewer must have prior knowledge of an event to relate with the current events. For instance, in the film ‘Bad Teacher’ there is actor allusion that brings resemblance; Jason Segel says ‘ am just fucking with you’ this are words used by the same character in the film, ‘There is Something About Mary’. In addition, the statement, ‘they do not do this song anymore’, is an allusion from Timberlake’s songs. This also tells us that he is a singer though part time.

Concrete particular is another effect of tropes on a viewer. This means that when the viewer sees a trope in a film there is an image created in their mind and later it becomes concrete in the real world. In Bad Teacher, the character presented to us is a character who cannot quit on anything. She goes for a breast plastic surgery in order to impress a man. The element of breast enhancement is there in our society.

They also have an effect of enhancing memory, the trope used in a film make the reader remember whatever goes on in a film. When a character makes a funny comment, it sticks to the mind of the viewer…...

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