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Pathetic Fallacy

Saturday October 11, 2014 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Uncategorized | Leave Comments

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I learned a new literary term this week. At first, I thought my mentor was snarking at my poor use of description, but I looked it up and it's actually a real thing. I've seen it hundreds of times, but like so many other things I had no idea there was an actual title for it.

 Pathetic Fallacy - A literary term for the attributing of human emotion and conduct to all aspects within nature. It is a kind of personification that is found in poetic writing when, for example, clouds seem sullen, when leaves dance, when dogs laugh, or when rocks seem indifferent. (more…)

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