from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The use of tropes in speech or writing.
- n. A mode of biblical interpretation insisting on the morally edifying sense of tropes in the Scriptures.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The use of a trope.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rhetorical mode of speech, including tropes, or changes from the original import of the word.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rhetorical or figurative mode of speech; the use of tropes or metaphors.
- n. A treatise on tropes or figures.
- n. Specifically, that use of a Scripture text which gives it a moral significance apart from, or rather implied or involved in, its direct and temporary meaning.
In the poem's historical moment, however, his is an address, an appeal, that can count on the natural cycle of the seasons, can readily steep its tropology of restoration in the certain circuit of their transitions.
But in the context of the Judges tropology, it also suggests that this same feminization/commodification will elicit cataclysmic acts of vengeance aimed at those who install relations of hierarchy based on gender and/or commodification.
The Interesting Narrative allows us to extend and deepen Potkay's reading of this tropology.
Taking the tropology to its conclusion therefore suggests that
The standard view was that “history talks about events, allegory about how one thing is understood from another, tropology discusses morals, ¦ and anagogy is the spiritual meaning ¦ that leads to higher things.”
If you say that your earlier use of tropology involved technique rather than system, you get interested in the system of systems in that book, which turns out to be a political economy that involves not only goods but discourse itself.
Indeed, Mitchell's foray into paleontology and the philosophy -- or tropology -- of science seemed largely predicated on the question of whether "iconology, and the problem of the image, was ... an issue that reached right down into the subhuman, even suborganic slime."
Schreiner are concerned to demonstrate the degree to which Guibert's vision of history is ruled by theology, and tropology in particular; both articles can be read as respectful corrections of Bernard Monod,
a Keatsian or Shelleyan phonology at work in this, as well as the Wordsworthian tropology.
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