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Difference Between Personification and Anthropomorphism

Might not be more for me to do beyond showing that image, which shows the key differences.  I’ll just go into a bit more detail. Abstract vs Real Personification is used for abstract traits and even giving human traits to … Continue reading

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What is Anthropomorphism?

Anthropomorphism is when you put human traits on an animal or non-living object.  This can be physical, mental, and emotional.  Sounds very much like personification, right?  It’s why the two get mixed up so often.  We’ll compare them on Friday … Continue reading

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Using Personification in Fiction

I’m going to touch on two things this week: PERSONIFICATION and ANTHROPOMORPHISM.  These two literary tactics get mixed up a lot because they’re very similar.  Even the image above isn’t giving the full story.  So, let’s start with the first … Continue reading

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