Conventionalizing Tropes

Conventionalizing tropes is a systemic effort made to categorize tropes which occur in different disciplines of thought.

Tropes can be Literary, Philosophical, Political and Psychological and according to the way in which they are embedded in the sculpture of the text.
What are literary tropes? Literary tropes adorn a poetic form. Here are some examples: The Chirp that floats in air is a serene music. Our love became a blossom of flowers. My tongue is hidden in a poetic garden. Streams murmur a poetic heart. The wind howls in sorrowful misery. My thoughts are a flowing river. Green is the magic carpet enveloping nature. The waves bring forth mirth and laughter. The wind that strikes the cheek is a metaphor. Metaphors gather honey from a beehive. Nature is a lover at heart. What songs of beauty do flowers sing? Rainbow colors the chords of happiness. Angst is a withered plant. Gandhi was an ocean of peace. They clung together like flowers of ecstasy.

What are political tropes? Political tropes express a political theme. Some examples are: Palestine is a hot volcano. The dawn of peace is always in the refugee’s heart. The Indian fanatic party is assassinating democracy, freedom and liberty. UK is the Brexit that failed. We need to clean the Augean stables of corrupt politicians. Jihad is a demon of democracy. The IS is a sword of Damocles. Marx is an ideology that died. The pen is the liberator of democracy. Democracy what an ideal? How much blood has been shed in your name? Contemporary capitalism is rich bacon of a few elites and poor stale bread of the masses.

What are psychological tropes? Psychological tropes are those tropes which express some psychological content. Here are some examples: Narcissism is a poison of the body. Dreams are content of language signified. Hamlet’s killing of his stepfather was based on the oedipal complex. The mirror stage is a booklet to decipher narratives in texts, films and music. Deify the ID, Liberate the Ego and subvert the Super Ego.

What are Philosophical figures of speech? Let’s take Plato’s allegory as an example. There is a dark cave in which there are hordes of people. From the wall of the cave there emanates a shaft of light. The people grapple for the light. What Plato means here is that there is an ideal world of forms, a reality that exists in the Metaphysical world. Let’s take the Philosopher Nietzsche’s theory of art. Art is the salmagundi of the Apollonian and the Dionysian. The Apollonian elements are harmony and melody and the Dionysian elements are rhythm and beat. Art occurs at the confluence of these elements.

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Two Idioms

Whatever I touch is money
Whatever I touch is money is a Malayalam Idiom meaning, it isn’t affordable.

Lend a generous hand
Lend a generous hand means God’s favor for wealth and prosperity. I would like God to lend me a generous hand.

Freshly Baked Idioms

Watering the Garden
Watering the garden as an idiom means make use of given abilities to achieve success. I am watering the Garden.

Sunrise Industry
Sunrise industry means a whooping profit gathering industry. Reliance is a sunrise industry.

Bitter Tooth
Bitter tooth as an idiom means an unpleasant incident. Many a time I have experienced a bitter tooth.

The Cross
The Cross as an idiom means high optimism. I always wear the cross on my head.


Hill and Valley

Hill and Valley as an idiom means good and bad times in one’s life. Many a time I have gone through hills and valleys.

Rain Clouds
Rain Clouds as an idiom means good fortune coming one’s life. Yes rain clouds will occur in my life soon.

Picasso
Picasso as an idiom means having a stuck-up attitude. The student was Picasso.

Grasshopper
Grasshopper as an idiom means getting a large windfall. When will the grasshopper come into my life? When it comes I will welcome it.


Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights as an idiom means making love cozily. I have indulged in the Arabian Nights.

Drama of Life
Drama of Life signifies the death of a bad patch in one’s life and the beginning of prosperity, fortune and success. Yes, the drama of life is occurring to me.

Garden of Eden
Garden of Eden means living a happy and contented life. I hope to live a life in the Garden of Eden.


Knife

Knife as an idiom means strong criticism. The boss used a knife to speak to me.


Sea and Waves

Sea and Waves as an idiom means great happiness. My life is journey of sea and waves.


Locomotive

Locomotive as an idiom means having a strong libido. The brawny man was a locomotive.


Tambourine Man

Tambourine Man as an idiom means a folk singer. Bob Dylan is a tambourine man.

Submarine
Submarine as an idiom means being pregnant. She is a submarine now.

Sunny Skies
Sunny Skies as an idiom means achieving great success. When will sunny skies come to me?

Police Dog
Police Dog as an idiom means solving a crime. Finally the police were able to have a police dog.

Begging Bowl
Begging Bowl as an idiom means having a precarious financial condition. I don’t wish to a have a begging bowl.

Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean as an idiom means being an intellectual. The French Philosopher Jacques Derrida was a pacific ocean.

Cornucopia
Cornucopia as an idiom is having abundance in the wallet. I wish my wallet to be a cornucopia.

Fairy
Fairy as an idiom means living in a fantasy world. Sometimes I am like a fairy.

Angel
Angel as an idiom means a miracle granted from God. God Jehovah Jesus will bequeath an angel for me.

Pen
Pen as an idiom means a struggling writer. I am a pen now.

The Unfinished Pyramid And the All seeing eye
The Unfinished Pyramid and the All Seeing Eye stands for the symbolism of conspiracy. I am great fan of the Unfinished Pyramid and the All Seeing Eye.

Idioms From the Bible

Gift of the Magi
We all know that the Magi came from the East and worshiped Baby Jesus and also gave gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. The Gift of the Magi as an idiom means knowledge gained from esoteric sources. The Book of Revelation is a Gift of the Magi. One must have the gift of the magi to comprehend the parable of Jesus.


Herod’s Decree

When the scholars told King Herod that a child born will be King, Herod in a fit of anger ordered all the killing of all children. As an Idiom Herod’s Decree is a Draconian Measure. BJP’s plan to make India into a Hindu Nation is Herod’s Decree.


Baptism of Jesus

It was John the Baptist who baptized Jesus. As Jesus came out of the water: a dove descended on him and the voice of the father spoke: ‘this is my son with whom I am well pleased’. The Baptism of Jesus as an Idiom means having the Grace, Mercy and Favor of God. I wish to have the Baptism of God. The Baptism of Jesus is a good thing to happen.