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Word of the Day 05/18/21 Prosopopoeia

Prosopopoeia (noun)
prosopopoeia or pro·so·po·pe·ia [ proh-soh-puh-pee-uh ]


noun Rhetoric.
1. personification, as of inanimate things.
2. a figure of speech in which an imaginary, absent, or deceased person is represented as speaking or acting.

OTHER WORDS FROM PROSOPOPOEIA
pro·so·po·poe·ial, adjective

WORDS RELATED TO PROSOPOPOEIA
realization, personification, archetype, symbol, apotheosis, exemplar, epitome, expression, avatar, inclusion, comprehension, form, matter, substantiation, integration, type, incarnation, conformation, collection, embracement

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Origin: 1555–65; < Latin prosōpopoeia < Greek prosōpopoiía personification, equivalent to prósōpo(n) face, person + poi(eîn) to make + -ia-ia

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