Anthropomorphism

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Would speaking to something

Would speaking to something non-human be anthropomorphism? For example in 'In Memory of WB Yeats' it tells poetry, not a person to 'teach the free man how to praise'.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/19/2017 - 12:22
Are some constellations examples?

So when looking at constellations, because they're basically referencing to figures in Greek mythology, is that an eligible example of anthropomorphism? (i.e; the Pleiades, Auriga).

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 14:51
Reply to "Are some constellations examples"?

The answer to that would be no, because they are only names. I could give a rock the name "Jennifer", and it would be no more anthropomorphic than the constellations. However, if I were to say "The constellation Pleiades smiled down at me", that would be anthropomorphic.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 02:41
Difference

Aren't anthropomorphism, pathetic fallacy and personification the same thing? Guide me towards the difference (if any), please!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:56
difference

Personification is giving a few human qualities, usually one or two
Anthropomorphism is making it completely human like. Like those veggie tales' singing vegetables. They don't just have a few qualities, they are completely human like.
pathetic fallacy is a kind of personification-it is different because it is a description rather than a verb
Personification is the dancing flowers while pathetic Fallacy would be happy flowers
hope this helped

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/16/2016 - 17:34
'difference'

Yes, thank you, that really helps a lot!

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 23:17
Helpful explanation

This was a good explanation, thanks!

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 21:33
Non-Human Characteristics Added to a Concept

What would be giving non-human ideas to a concept be defined as?
Personification, anthropomorphism or neither?
What would something like "let freedom ring" be defined as?
I personally don't see it fitting personification or anthropomorphism so what would it be?
It would help majorly if someone could reply.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 08:47
Freedom ringing...this is more of a metaphor to a bell

Let freedom ring qualifies as a metaphor. Freedom becomes a bell that can ring.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/16/2016 - 16:45
Tulips

From Sylvia Plath's 'Tulips', would "The tulips are too excitable..." be an example of anthropomorphism?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 11:18
No, that would be

No, that would be personification because it is giving something non-human a human quality :)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/10/2016 - 06:32
It may also be anthropomorphism

It could be anthropomorphism because that is also part of the def. of anthropomorphism.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 01:58
Example

A good example of this is Call of The Wild by Jack London, since it gives human qualities and emotions to the main character of the book, a dog.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 06:44
i am sorry for i

i am sorry for i misunderstood the term

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:48
Isn't that a living thing 'a

Isn't that a living thing 'a dog' or maybe I m confused about the literary device

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:43
A dog isn't a person and

A dog isn't a person and personification and Anthropomorphism is giving human qualities to a non-human

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 04:06
Objectification

Is objectification a technique

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 08:34
Comparing things to seasons.

I am looking at Autumn by Thomas Hood, and I have found that he compares:
- A weeping willow to Autumn
- Autumn to a human being

What would the former be?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/05/2015 - 22:37
Anthropomorphic simile

Anthropomorphic simile

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 13:25
Seasonal imagery

Seasonal imagery

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 15:26
dude

so basically personification?????

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:21
Opposite of anthropormorphism/personification

what would be the literary device used for a human that was being described with animalistic characteristics? i.e. "a purring, prowling quality" It does not seem correct with it being "objectification" because animals are not objects (???) Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:56
It would be zoomorphism! :)

It would be zoomorphism! :)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/10/2016 - 06:34
Theriomorphism is the

Theriomorphism is the opposite of anthropomorphism. It means ascribing animal traits to humans

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 12:14
difference

what is the difference between anthropomorphism and personification? both have the same behaviour in a sentence.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/30/2015 - 14:25
IMO personification is a

IMO personification is a one-time ascription of human traits, whereas anthropomorphism is a consistent ascription of particular traits.

For example, describing the sea as "angry" is personification because it merely describes the state of the sea in this particular instance. Mickey Mouse, on the other hand, is anthropomorphism because his character always has human traits. Simba from the Lion King would be another example of anthropomorphism, but in a story in which a person encountered a lion that was "sad" would be personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/28/2016 - 11:59
yes, what is the differance

it seems to me that they also have the same meaning

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 16:11
WHOA!!!

A lot of devices! Thank you very much! Now I need to study a million of these.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 20:46
Hey, uh...

So, what's an ANAPHORA? I'm a little at loss right now. Help is greatly welcomed. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:13
anaphor

I have a dream speech uses anaphora

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:54
To clarify, Anaphora is

To clarify, Anaphora is specifically repetition of the beginning of the line.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 00:47
anaphora is when you repeat

anaphora is when you repeat the beginning of a line a few times. Like using the word "and" in more than one line in a stanza.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:11
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Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:43
no

no

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:24
Personification and anthropomorphism- by Balovera E Ongacho.

1. Etymologically
The etymological analysis of the two terms can help us discover the genesis of this confusion.

Anthropormophism has a Greek origin from the word
'anthropos', which mean human or person.
And as a result, Anthropomorphism is the action of
placing human characteristics to a non-human object.
Therefore, anthropomorphism can be safely be
considered the same literary device as personification. If Greek was English, we could say anthroposification.

To this end, am sure, the Greek users do use the term to mean 'anthroposification'

1. Semantically
As Noam Chomsky avers: the meaning of a word depends on the user. It grows, English language, due to this attempt of giving borrowed words new meanings.

The early authors, unfortunately, may have become semantic prisoners of the meaning of whoever borrowed the term and used it BESIDES personification and not FOR personification. I believe it is an effect of borrowing a synonymous word to the one you have in the target language then you give the borrowed word some extra semantic value to explicate a specific phenomenon under personification. They too, may be right by consensus.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:22
What would be the technique of this extract?

"[...]undulating heatwave of public opinion and policies"
Extract from poem 'The Callused Stick Of Wanting' by Romaine Moreton.
I think it is a similar techniques like giving qualities of a different inanimate object another inanimate object, the quality of a heatwave to the public opinion and policies. I don't know, if it exists, what the technique would be called.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 04:40
lit

what is the opposite of personification

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 20:11
RE: lit

Objectification

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/15/2014 - 01:22
Time

Since time is a term that would have been started with creation ( because God had no beginning and has no end) wouldn't the idea of time itself be an anthropomorphism?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 16:00
Unless...

Unless of course the universe wasn't created by a god...

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 23:14
He is

God's most definitely the Creator.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:43
Wait a minute

He did create it.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:42
it was

don't worry, God did create the universe

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:41
capital "G"

if you're referencing this world's Creator, you should has done a capital "G"

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:40
oh yes it was

the universe was absolutely, positively, created by God.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:39
That's an opinion

You have no way of knowing. None of us do. To say that you absolutely know is profoundly ignorant.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 04:07
Well...

They "absolutely know" because that is what they believe, their opinion as you call it. And there is plenty of historical proof to back these beliefs. To call them "profoundly ignorant" is quite contradictory considering you state there is "no way of knowing" and "none of us do" which is very opinionated and they could call you the same. As you are certain in this belief, they are certain in theirs.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 06:15
There's no proof.

So how do we actually know he is real?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 20:12
Of course

Then time, as we know it, this time around, began whenever anything slowed down below the speed of light after the Big Bang.

tg

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 21:56
there was no big bang

How could there have been a big bang? Where did the big bang come from? Who witnessed it? How do you know if it existed it no one was there to see it?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 16:45

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