[n] representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
\Pros`o*po*p[oe]"ia\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; pro`swpon a face, a person + ? to make.] (Rhet.) A figure by which things are represented as persons, or by which things inanimate are spoken of as animated beings; also, a figure by which an absent person is introduced as speaking, or a deceased person is represented as alive and present. It includes personification, but is more extensive in its signification.