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TV Tropes
Sep 12th, 2011 at 1:26pm
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Television Tropes and Idioms
The difference between trope and cliche:
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'Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members' minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means "stereotyped and trite." In other words, dull and uninteresting.'
  

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