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giving something emotion

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giving something emotion

Postby dimorphic » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:33 am

I'm trying to remember the term for giving something emotions that doesn't have them. This term was two words.

Example: "It was an angry wind."
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Re: giving something emotion

Postby Josef » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:55 am

This sounds like personification, though that is only one word. There may be another term that escapes me.
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Re: giving something emotion

Postby dimorphic » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:38 pm

Yes, that is basically the right answer.

However, I found what it was I had been thinking of: pathetic fallacy.

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