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  1. Dec 2018
    1. knew his business

      In these two paragraphs, Sir Edward thinks himself a “Byronic hero” of sorts—albeit an early one, as the poems that cemented the trope were published between 1812 and 1818. The Byronic hero was known for many dark traits, as well as sophistication, education, and the power of seduction, which Sir Edward supposes himself to possess. The Byronic hero was in part inspired by the villains of Ann Radcliffe’s gothic novels. Source.

  2. Apr 2017
    1. trope

      If you ever want to waste hours of your life learning about tropes in popular culture, feel free to visit this website

    2. A trope is, literally, a turn. In traditional rhetoric, tropes turn words away from their "literal" meaning to a metaphorical one.

      would black rhetoric be a "turn" on white rhetoric? or like a fork in the road and taking a different "turn"?

  3. Jun 2015
    1. the act of proposing that communities forget select aspects of their institutional memory directs public attention to the question of what those communities have remem- bered, according to which rhetorical forms and limitations, and in accord with whose interests

      Isn't there a name for this trope? This "I wouldn't deign to mention [thing I am now mentioning..." ?