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prosopopoeia


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[pros-ŏ-pŏ-pee-ă]

The Greek rhetorical term for a trope consisting either of the personification of some non-human being or idea, or of the representation of an imaginary, dead, or absent person as alive and capable of speech and hearing, as in an apostrophe. Adjective: prosopopoeial.

Subjects: Literature.


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