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    What is it called when a non-human thing is given human-like characteristics????

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    Tomasz Klimkiewicz is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Help Help Help

    I'd call it 'personification', but you may want to wait for a native speaker's confirmation.

    All the best,

    Tee Kay

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    Default Re: Help Help Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    What is it called when a non-human thing is given human-like characteristics????
    I agree.
    In addition, when an animal is given human-like characteristics (e.g., "Oh look, the monkey is sad") it's called an'thro'po'mor'phism.

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