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    what is this

    an analogy that attributes human qualities to something not human


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    Re: what is this

    "Anthropomorphic"


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    #3

    Re: what is this

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    an analogy that attributes human qualities to something not human
    This is not a complete sentence and therefore hard to understand. Try to write in complete sentences. You are being lazy.

    Do you know what an analogy means? Generally speaking it is an argument that you use in a discussion that is almost, but not quite, the same as the situation you discussing. You use this parallel argument to try to make the real argument understandable.

    I think what you really want is metaphor. This is language is that directly compares seemingly unrelated subjects.(Wikipedia definition)

    For example:

    The man is a beast. Beast is a metaphor describing the man (he is not a beast but shows beast like characteristics)

    More to the point of your request, this might be an example sentence.

    The door to the room yawned before him.

    Obviously a door cannot yawn like a human but you get the impression of a huge open door like that of a human mouth yawning.

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    Re: what is this

    we could also put forth personification or even prosopo(po)eia: The attribution of human characteristics to things. However, this is not truly an analogic mode.

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    Re: what is this

    Quote Originally Posted by CHOMAT View Post
    we could also put forth personification or even prosopo(po)eia: The attribution of human characteristics to things. However, this is not truly an analogic mode.
    erratum : analogous mode

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