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Anthropomorphism – human characteristics to an animal or object

Anthropomorphism is giving human characteristics to animals or objects.

The difference between anthropomorphism and personification: personification is a small bit (usually one human trait); anthropomorphism is turning “the whole” into a human being.

Anthropomorphism human characteristics 


And throw poem which morphs (anthropomorphism) into a human (human attributes). There was nothing left of the poetry book: the whole of it changed into a human. 



Winnie-the-Pooh is an example of anthropomorphism in popular culture – a teddy bear that has human qualities.

The animals in George Orwell’s Animal Farm – who mimic Russian revolutionaries and early Soviet leaders – are a perfect example of anthropomorphism.

Many fables and fairy tales feature anthropomorphism.

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