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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Trope (from Greek τρόπος - tropos, "turn") may refer to:

  • Trope (linguistics), a figure of speech that consists of a play on words
  • Trope (literature) or Literary trope, a common theme used in storytelling. Something recurring across a genre or type of literature, such as the ‘mad scientist’ of horror or ‘once upon a time’ as introduction to fairytales. Similar to an archetype (or a cliché, but not necessarily pejorative).

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