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Poetry Definition

Term coined by Ruskin to describe a tendency of poets (particularly Wordsworth) and painters to attribute human feelings to nature.


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Standard Definition

[n] the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects; `the friendly sun' is an example of the pathetic fallacy

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fallacy, false belief