Examples of Pathetic Fallacy?


Pathetic fallacy refers to the treatment of natural events and objects by human emotions as if they had human feelings, thoughts or sensations. It describes the ascription of human feelings to the outside world.
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Pathetic Fallacy The pathetic fallacy or anthropomorphic fallacy is the description of inanimate natural objects in a manner that endows them with human feelings, thoughts and sensations
The endowment of nature, inanimate objects, etc. with human traits and feelings; thanks
Perhaps the easiest way to understand the difference is to focus on the fact that 'personification' describes a rhetorical technique, one of many kinds of trope or metaphor; whereas
pathetic fallacy: the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects
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pathetic fallacy
the endowment of nature, inanimate objects, etc., with human traits and feelings, as in the smiling skies; the angry sea.
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Pathetic fallacy, also known as anthropomorphic fallacy, is said to be the errant attribution of human feelings, emotions and motives to inanimate objects or nature. This is the use of feelings such as anger or happiness to describe things such as wind, rain or clouds. The term was first used in 1856 by John Ruskin in his literally work, Modern Painters.
A pathetic fallacy refers to treating inanimate objects as if they are human by giving them characteristics such as feelings, sensation and thought. This fallacy is similar to personification as used in literature though it deals with emotions and ability to have empathy.
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