The literary device involving the transfer of the characteristics of a person to somthing non-human is known as what?
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A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form, as in Hunger sat shivering on the road or Flowers danced about the lawn.
May 10 2007, 8:28 AM
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an·thro·po·mor·phism (ān'thrə-pə-môr'fĭz'əm) Pronunciation Key
n. Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.
an'thro·po·mor'phic adj., an'thro·po·mor'phi·cal·ly adv., an'thro·po·mor'phist n.