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gary e. davis
June 2020
Analogous with phenomenology, tropology could be usefully rendered as figurative phenomenology. But a trope presumes a figurative difference that phenomenal appeal does not, though all phenomena may be windows into their difference between proximal appearance and richer meaningfulness (i.e., significant meaning) or Meaning.

A typical continuum is metonymy (basic symbolism), metaphor / allegory, synecdoche (auratic implicature), and irony (self-undermining of another type
of trope). That’s a continuum (from loose to too tight) because metonymy is figurative association; metaphor is figurative analogy; synecdoche is figurative element, and irony is figurative self-undermining.

Maybe I’m being simplistic, but anyway tropography can be specified as degrees of figuration.

How a trope comes into play (or is coined in creative process) is about tropogeny. Bringing a trope into play (or coining it) is tropogenic. Anytime we attend to the aptness of a figure brought to play, we’re concerned with tropogeny.

Dwelling with relations between creativity (-ogeny) of figurative plays (-ography) irt issues of aptness of figurative play is tropologic.

That can be treated conceptually as degrees of isomorphism or homological

Is any sign a metonym for its reference? Is semiotics a tropology of linguistic means? Is linguisticality tropical of enlanguaging?

What’s the conceptuality of implicated kinds in suffixes: ‘-ness’, ‘-ment’, etc.?

textualization of experience
personification of textuality
phenomenalogy as tropology

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