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[[caption-width-right:250:''Day of the Dead'' by William-Adolphe Bouguereau]]
->''Laugh, and the world laughs with you;\\
Weep, and you weep alone.\\
For this sad old earth must borrow its mirth,\\
But has grief enough of its own.''

Tropes used to evoke or convey sadness and melancholy. HappinessTropes are their natural opposite.

Compare DespairTropes.
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[[index]]
[floatboxright:See also:
+ DeathTropes
+ TearJerker
+ TearTropes
]
!!List of tropes:
* AloneInACrowd
* {{Angst}}
** ACupAngst
** AdaptationalAngstUpgrade
** AgeAppropriateAngst
** AngstComa
** AngstDissonance
** AngstNuke
** AngstWhatAngst
** HeightAngst
** MuscleAngst
* AntagonistInMourning
* AtonementDetective
* BadDreams
* BeardOfSorrow
* BearerOfBadNews
* BerserkerTears
* BigNo
* BigWhy
* BitingTheHandkerchief
* BittersweetEnding
* BleakLevel
* BreakTheCutie
* BrokenBird
* ConsolationBackfire
* CornerOfWoe
* CradleOfLoneliness
* CreatorBreakdown
* CryIntoChest
* CryLaughing
* CuriousQualmsOfConscience
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DeathByDespair
* DeathByNewberyMedal
* DeathIsASadThing
* DeathIsSuchAnOddThing
* DespairEventHorizon
* DespairSpeech
* DeusAngstMachina
* DiabolusExMachina
* DirtyBusiness
* DontYouDarePityMe
* DownerBeginning
* DownerEnding
* DramaticDrop
* DramaticSitDown
* DrivenToSuicide
* DrowningMySorrows
** DrowningOurRomanticSorrows
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness
* DumbStruck
* DysfunctionJunction
* TheEeyore
* {{Emo}}
** EmoTeen
* ExcessiveMourning
* FantasticAngst
* FirstWorldProblems
* FiveStagesOfGrief
* ForgetsToEat
* ForgottenFallenFriend
* FragileFlower
* FreudianExcuse
* FromBadToWorse
* GoodbyeCruelWorld
* GraveClouds
* GrayRainOfDepression
* GrumpyBear
* HeartbrokenBadass
* HeroicBSOD
* HeroicSelfDeprecation
* HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim
* HisOwnWorstEnemy
* HopeCrusher
* HowlOfSorrow
* HurtingHero
* IJustWantToHaveFriends
* IMissMom
* InternalizedCategorism
* ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals
* ItsAllMyFault
* ItsAlwaysSunnyAtFunerals
* KillTheOnesYouLove
* LonelyAtTheTop
* LonelyFuneral
* LonelyPianoPiece
* LongLastLook
* LosingTheTeamSpirit
* LostFoodGrievance
* LyricalDissonance
* MadeMyselfSad
* {{Mangst}}
* ManlyTears
* MeaningfulFuneral
* MenDontCry
* MessOfWoe
* MiseryBuildsCharacter
* MiseryPoker
* MuscleAngst
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* OcularGushers
* OneWomanWail
* OutOfTheFryingPan
* PersonalEffectsReveal
* PlayerPunch
* PostHistoricalTrauma
* RageAgainstTheReflection
* SadClown
* SadTimesMontage
* SandInMyEyes
* SexForSolace
* ShrineToTheFallen
* ShooTheDog
* ShootTheShaggyDog
* ShowerOfAngst
* SolemnEndingTheme
* SourOutsideSadInside
* SparklingStreamOfTears
* SupernaturalAngst
* SurvivorGuilt
* TearfulSmile
* TearsFromAStone
* TearJerker
* TearsOfFear
* TearsOfRemorse
* TenderTears
* ThisCannotBe
* ThisIsUnforgivable
* ToAbsentFriends
* TookALevelInCynic
* TragicHero
* TragicVillain
* TraumaCongaLine
* TraumaSwing
* TroubledChild
* TroubledFetalPosition
* TroubledSympatheticBigot
* TrueArtIsAngsty
* TwistedChristmas
* UnableToCry
* VengeanceFeelsEmpty
* VillainousBreakdown (when portrayed sympathetically)
* VillainousBSOD (when portrayed sympathetically)
* WallGlower
* {{Wangst}}
* WasTooHardOnHim
* WatchingTroyBurn
* WhenYouComingHomeDad
* TheWoobie
** IronWoobie
** JerkassWoobie
** StoicWoobie
** WheelchairWoobie
** WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
** WoobieSpecies
* TheWorldMocksYourLoss
* YourDaysAreNumbered
[[/index]]
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[[TrueArtIsAngsty Good God, there's a lot more of these than there are]] HappinessTropes, [[TrueArtIsAngsty aren't there?]]

[[HopeSpringsEternal Just because sadness comes in more varieties than happiness doesn't mean that it's more prevalent]]. [[HopeIsScary (But then again...)]]
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