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trope (trōp)

[from Greek, trepein, to turn or change; tropos, a turn, turning round]

In rhetoric, a figure of speech involving a "turn" or change of sense; the use of a word in a sense in addition to the literal, such as a metaphor or simile

trope·ful (trōp' fəl)


Full of tropes or figurative language; having or manifesting layers of meaning; see also James Joyce, Finnegan's Wake:

Turn about, skeezy Sammy, out of metaphor, till we feel are you still tropeful of popetry. [III.2.466]