Performative Rhetorics Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz

  1. What is a trope, traditionally?
  2. De Man, on the other hand—following Nietzsche—offers a theory of tropes that is very different. What is his theory of tropes?
  3. What is allegory, traditionally?
  4. What is irony, traditionally?
  5. How do de Man’s definitions of allegory and irony differ from received understanding of these figures/tropes?
  6. What is prosopopoeia traditionally and how does de Man’s definition differ from that traditional one?