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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature.

Usage examples (22)
  • The prosopopoeia which is adopted by Plato in the Protagoras and other dialogues is repeated until we grow weary of it.
  • Here the only refuge of our adversaries is to cry up a prosopopoeia (Schlichting.p. 627) But how do they prove it?
  • So the heavens and the earth are said to "hear," and the fields, with the trees of the forest, to "sing" and "clap their hands," by a prosopopoeia.
  • De Man called this biographical trope personification, prosopopoeia, literally "giving face" to an inanimate collection of words, transforming them into the features of... for more
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