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personify
as in:  a cartoon with personified bears


Note the use of personification as when she wrote, "The clouds laughed at me."
  to attribute human characteristics to objects, plants, or animals
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When this sense of personification leads to illogical reasoning, it is called a pathetic fallacy or (more rarely) an anthropomorphic fallacy.
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  • Note the use of personification as when she wrote, "The clouds laughed at me."
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Associated words [difficulty]:   personify [7]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Religion & Spirtuality, Religion - Christianity
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