History SelfDemonstrating / ExampleAsAThesis

1st Mar '13 7:20:39 AM GhostOfAGeek
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ExampleAsAThesis occurs when a trope is described by giving a generic example of it, to help give tropers a better understanding of what the trope is about. Sometimes this works better than a direct thesis, especially if the trope is a complicated scenario that is not easy to find words for. But this has its own risks, too, as the trope may not necessarily be limited to ''just'' the example given as a thesis.

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ExampleAsAThesis occurs when a trope is described by giving a generic example of it, to help give tropers a better understanding of what the trope is about. Sometimes this works better than a direct thesis, especially if the trope is a complicated scenario that is not easy to find words for. But this has its own risks, too, as the trope may not necessarily be limited to ''just'' the example given as a thesis.thesis.
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20th Feb '12 3:44:46 PM storyyeller
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So you've started reading the description of a trope, but instead of trying to tell you what the trope is about, it starts out describing a scenario, often written either in the second person, or in the third person referring to Alice And Bob. This description may take a while, even a few paragraphs, but very soon you realize it's giving a hypothetical example of what the trope is about. Then the scenario concludes with the [[TitleDrop trope's name]] and moves on to the straight description.

You've just stumbled across an ExampleAsAThesis: When a trope is initially described by example, to help tropers better understand what it is. It's not always necessary, but sometimes it works. Other times, not so much; either way, it may still need a Laconic entry.

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So you've started reading the description of a trope, but instead of trying to tell you what the trope is about, it starts out describing a scenario, often written either in the second person, or in the third person referring to Alice And Bob. AliceAndBob.

This description may take a while, while to set up and execute, even a few paragraphs, but very soon you realize it's giving a hypothetical situation in which the trope is occuring. It concludes with a TitleDrop before proceeding with a straight description, and by now you realize: You've just read an ExampleAsAThesis.

ExampleAsAThesis occurs when a trope is described by giving a generic
example of it, to help give tropers a better understanding of what the trope is about. Then Sometimes this works better than a direct thesis, especially if the trope is a complicated scenario concludes with that is not easy to find words for. But this has its own risks, too, as the [[TitleDrop trope's name]] and moves on to the straight description.

You've just stumbled across an ExampleAsAThesis: When a
trope is initially described by example, to help tropers better understand what it is. It's may not always necessary, but sometimes it works. Other times, not so much; either way, it may still need necessarily be limited to ''just'' the example given as a Laconic entry.thesis.
20th Feb '12 3:42:29 PM storyyeller
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So you've started reading the description of a trope, but instead of trying to tell you what the trope is about, it starts out describing a scenario, often written either in the second person, or in the third person referring to Alice And Bob. This description may take a while, even a few paragraphs, but very soon you realize it's giving a hypothetical example of what the trope is about. Then the scenario concludes with the [[TitleDrop trope's name]] and moves on to the straight description.

You've just stumbled across an ExampleAsAThesis: When a trope is initially described by example, to help tropers better understand what it is. It's not always necessary, but sometimes it works. Other times, not so much; either way, it may still need a Laconic entry.
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