Trope

Buzzwords

Trope = Overused plot device

Quotes
A trope is a convention. It can be a plot trick, a setup, a narrative structure, a character type, a linguistic idiom… you know it when you see it. Tropes are not inherently disruptive to a story; however, when the trope itself becomes intrusive, distracting the viewer rather than serving as shorthand, it has become a clichĂ©.
http://tvtropes.org

Elsewhere on the Web
http://tvtropes.org
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trope
http://gointothestory.blcklst.com/2016/03/wanted-cliches-in-scripts.html
http://variety.com/2016/voices/columns/femscriptintros-twitter-1201746659

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Wikipedia
Trope_(literature)

Examples

Slow Clap

Planeta.com

Narrative

Story

TV

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