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  1. Feb 2024
  2. Nov 2022
    1. Our familiarity with these elements makes the overall story seem plausible, even—or perhaps especially—when facts and evidence are in short supply.

      Storytelling tropes play into our system one heuristics and cognitive biases by riding on the tailcoats of familiar story plotlines we've come to know and trust.

      What are the ways out of this trap? Creating lists of tropes which should trigger our system one reactions to switch into system two thinking patterns? Can we train ourselves away from these types of misinformation?

    2. “pattern language” to describe the show’s plot formulas, which they and ultimately other users would then apply to a variety of programs.

      Tropes are shorthand storytelling methods that rely on a common storytelling grammar or pattern language to quickly relay information to the viewer or listener.

    1. Trope, trope, trope, strung into a Gish Gallop.

      One of the issues we see in the Sunday morning news analysis shows (Meet the Press, Face the Nation, et al.) is that there is usually a large amount of context collapse mixed with lack of general knowledge about the topics at hand compounded with large doses of Gish Gallop and F.U.D. (fear, uncertainty, and doubt).

    2. What if instead of addressing individual pieces of misinformation reactively, we instead discussed the underpinnings — preemptively?

      Perhaps we might more profitably undermine misinformation by dismantling the underlying tropes the underpin them?

  3. Jan 2022
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  6. Mar 2020
    1. Black girls are often character-ized as Jezebels, Sapphires, aggressive, or sexualized to the point that they are deprived of having any in-tellectual currency and curiosity

      Read Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America Paperback by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

  7. 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.

  8. 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"?

  9. 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..." ?