Pathetic Fallacy

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when do we use

when do we use pathetic fallacies

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 01:38
cool more knowledge about

cool more knowledge about literature gained here thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/18/2016 - 11:53
Why

Why do you use Pathetic Fallacy?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/24/2016 - 23:03
got an example

the boy failed his exam; suddenly heavy rain fell onto his head

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 07/28/2015 - 14:55
This is not right

this is not an example of pathetic fallacy

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 02:30
as a result

*rain began to fall on his head*

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/17/2016 - 09:07
So Pathetic Fallacy is giving

So Pathetic Fallacy is giving an object human emotions, like Friendly Sun. What's it called when the surroundings seem to reflect some other part of the plot? For example, a storm breaking out during a murder scene.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:58
cosmic sympathy

That's cosmic sympathy.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:22
This ia what i think pathetic fallacy

I think pathetic fallacy is when you give emotion to weather or nature as some people like to call it

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 22:10
i agree

It is usually more to do with the weather :D

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:08
Thansks

Thansks

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:41
one from my poetry book

Red flowers bend their heads in awful sorrow

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 15:29
That is personification not

That is personification not pathetic fallacy

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/12/2014 - 18:28
no

it is pathetic fallacy.its like personification but involved with the weather.I GOT INTO HENRIETTA BARNETT YAY.I FEEL SO HAPPY WITH MYSELF.tHIS WAS THE FIRST THING I LEARNT ABOUT

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/13/2014 - 00:11
It's personification

It's personification

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 16:23
Personification?

It seems more like you are giving them human actions, rather than a fallacy.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:37
Is that not the point?

Is that not the point?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:49
Sky's

Can you give me a pathetic fallacy for a darkening sky? Already have use 'falling evening light'

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 16:13
exaples of pathetic fallacy]

Lets us analyze some examples of pathetic fallacy in literature:
Example #1

Shakespeare uses pathetic fallacy in his play “Macbeth” to describe the dark murder of “Duncan”. In Act 2 Scene 3 “Lennox” says:

“The night has been unruly. Where we lay,
Our chimneys were blown down and, as they say,
Lamentings heard i’ th’ air, strange screams of death,
And prophesying with accents terrible
Of dire combustion and confused events
New hatched to the woeful time. The obscure bird
Clamored the livelong night. Some say the Earth
Was feverous and did shake.”

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 12:07
pathetic fallacy

This is literary term .this is used by humans to give humans feelings to non human or nature or inanimte things they ascribes their feelings to them for instance
A FRIENDLY SUN

A WEEPING SKY
THIS TERM was used by johan ruskin.

WRITTEN BY

BILAL ALI BHURGRI

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 15:38
keep it up

keep it up

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 12:08
Example

Example of pathetic fallacy in a cave or for crossing the chasm

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 22:52
Oh, wowza thanks man

Oh, wowza thanks man

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 21:16
Pathetic fallacy

Thanks

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/26/2014 - 14:39
You're quite welcome.

You're quite welcome.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 04:23
mhmm

mhmm

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:58
Why it's fallacy

It's fallacy when the weather "cooperates" with the mood or the feeling of the moment.

eg. There was a storm the night of the murder.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 03:56
corresponds is probably a

corresponds is probably a better word than cooperates.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 06:19
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Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 00:48
semantics?

If I were being picky I would say that the pathetic fallacy involves the word "inform". The sound of the teapots whistling can inform, but the subject, "teapot", can not itself "Inform anyone of anything, even if it is softly whistling.
"The soft whistling OF the teapot informed him it was etc" would not be a PF, but it sounds too passive, the kind of thing my English teachers always abhored.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 20:21
Exactly Correct!

When thunder represents a furious emotion, it shows that its has fury over the area. Especially the person who gave an example, his thesis is entirely correct. I am glad a teacher like me sees students like this one.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 20:29
agreed

i agreed with the first comment that it seems like this example would be an extension of personification. whistling doesn't seem like it would be a reflection the characters', if you meant the softly whistling tea pot cause nothing else fits the definition. another fitting definition that would fit the word better would be the "silent trees" or "furious thunder stretched across the sky". Because the trees can't technically be silent, they never talked to begin with. Its just an extension of characters feelings and recognition of the solitude around them. Also thunder isn't actually furious.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 01:30
Why is it a fallacy?

It seems that this would just be an extension of personification, especially if used with a 1st person narrator

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 00:11

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