- personification, as of inanimate things.
- a figure of speech in which an imaginary, absent, or deceased person is represented as speaking or acting.
Origin of prosopopoeia
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Related Words for prosopopoeiarealization, personification, archetype, symbol, apotheosis, exemplar, epitome, expression, avatar, inclusion, comprehension, form, matter, substantiation, integration, type, incarnation, conformation, collection, embracement
- rhetoric another word for personification
- a figure of speech that represents an imaginary, absent, or dead person speaking or acting
Word Origin for prosopopoeia
C16: via Latin from Greek prosōpopoiia dramatization, from prosōpon face + poiein to make
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