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Meaning of PROSOPOPOEIA

Pronunciation:  prow`sowpu'peeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
 

PROSOPOPOEIA is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: personification
 
 See Also: figure, figure of speech, image, trope

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pros`o*po*p[oe]"ia\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; pro`swpon
a face, a person + ? to make.] (Rhet.)
A figure by which things are represented as persons, or by
which things inanimate are spoken of as animated beings;
also, a figure by which an absent person is introduced as
speaking, or a deceased person is represented as alive and
present. It includes personification, but is more extensive
in its signification.

 

 

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