tropological

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tropological (comparative more tropological, superlative most tropological)

  1. Relating to or involving the interpretation of literature focusing on the ethical lesson or moral of the story.
    • 2001, William Royall Newman & Anthony Grafton, Secrets of Nature: Astrology and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe, ISBN 0262140756, p. 27.
      Even the widely revered description of alchemy as terrestrial astronomy was a tropological association, comparing one discipline to the other rather than using the tools of the former in the operation of the latter.
  2. Characterized by tropes; varied by tropes; tropical.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burton to this entry?)

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