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Prosopopoeia Definition


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[n] representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature

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personification

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\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.

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