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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A traditional theme or motif or literary convention.

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  • Very roughly, a topos is a category possessing a logical structure sufficiently rich to develop most of
  • Now a topos is a motif which takes the form of a literary commonplace or rhetorical set-piece: e.g., the comparison between nature and a book or between the world and...
  • So it appears that Percy Shelley developed an oppositional poetics which pitted one kind of topos against another.
  • These are "topos" ( "place") inscriptions followed by a name in the possessive case, which gave official authorization to a particular salesman to use this spot. for more
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