Pathetic Fallacy – The attribution of human feelings and responses onto non-human objects; objects mirror the mood of people
(Pronounced puh-theh-tic fah-luh-see)
Note 1: Examples of pathetic fallacy include: the sombre clouds; the friendly sun and the sad flowers.
Note 2: Pathetic fallacy is always about giving emotions to something non-human. Personification is giving any human attribute to an object e.g. the flowers danced; the wind creeped along, the stars winked in the sky.
It was pathetic, she thought it was fabulous that she loved the sea (pathetic fallacy), and was convinced the sea had fallen in love with her, but how could the sea have human feelings?