Created By: meteoramonk on September 19, 2011
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Quotable Title

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Where the title of a work is derived from a well-known phrase that predates the work itself.

What Dreams May Come The Sum of All Fears Good Night and Good Luck
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  • September 19, 2011
    Micah
  • September 19, 2011
    ladyofprocrastination
    Not necessarily. The title could come from an old saying rather than a previous work. I predict trouble if this becomes a trope. It would take considerable policing to keep out examples that belong in Literary Allusion Title and examples added by people who are confused about whether the title or the saying came first, if the title has since passed into common usage. It might be tropable, though, if it were to be fleshed out more.
  • September 19, 2011
    Micah
    Considering that Literary Allusion Title already has titles from epigrams ("The last argument of kings") as well as titles from anonymous sources like Child ballads and the Marine's Hymn, I'm not seeing what this could possibly cover that wouldn't be a reasonable fit there. Tropes Are Flexible.
  • September 19, 2011
    69BookWorM69
    Should this be a new redirect?
  • September 19, 2011
    BooleanEarth
    I don't know, this is kind of Literary Allusion Title from the reverse perspective. It might make a good redirect.
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