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topos

Saltos de línea: topos
Pronunciación: /ˈtɒpɒs
 
/

Definición de topos en inglés:

sustantivo (plural topoi /ˈtɒpɔɪ/)

A traditional theme or formula in literature: it is not easy to distinguish fact from topos in these documents
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • These are traditional Renaissance topoi of the fortune-telling of the natural world; nonetheless, they underscore the patriarchal view of Egypt's troubles as stemming, naturally, from women.
  • Irony has a critical function against an empty or insipid Romanticism and romantic topoi, for instance the Parisian dream and, moreover, the Orient that has become a commonplace.
  • Perhaps most usefully, however, the book offers a repertoire of rhetorical suggestions, topoi for the specific topic of rhetoric (hence the Aristotelian force of the title-it is a Rhetoric of Rhetoric for rhetoricians).

Origen

1940s: from Greek, literally 'place'.

Words that rhyme with topos

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