Definition of Prosopopoeia

1. Noun. Representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature.

Exact synonyms: Personification
Generic synonyms: Figure, Figure Of Speech, Image, Trope
Derivative terms: Personify



Definition of Prosopopoeia

1. Noun. (rhetoric) Personifying a person or object when (communicate communicating) to an (audience). ¹

2. Noun. (personification Personification) of an (abstraction). ¹

3. Noun. (alternative spelling of prosopopoeia) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prosopopoeia

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prosopopoeia

prosopagnosics
prosopalgia
prosopalgias
prosopamnesia
prosophylline
prosopographic
prosopographies
prosopography
prosopolepsies
prosopolepsy
prosopon
prosoponology
prosopons
prosopopeia
prosopopesis
prosopopoeia (current term)
prosopopoeiae
prosopopoeias
prosopopœic
prosopopœiæ
prosos
prospect
prospected
prospecting
prospection
prospective
prospective(a)
prospectively
prospectiveness
prospectless

Literary usage of Prosopopoeia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews by Robert Lowth, George Gregory, Johann David Michaelis (1815)
"OF THE prosopopoeia, OR PERSONIFICATION. Two kinds of Personification : when a character is assigned to fictitious or inanimate objects, and when a probable ..."

2. Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews by Robert Lowth (1829)
"THE last in order of those figures, which I proposed to treat of, as being most adapted to the parabolic style, is the prosopopoeia, or Personification. ..."

3. Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing by Richard Green Parker (1863)
"prosopopoeia, OE PERSONIFICATION. The literal meaning of prosopopoeia is, the change of things to persons. A fondness for life and animated beings, ..."

4. Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing by Richard Green Parker (1851)
"prosopopoeia, OR PERSONIFICATION. The literal meaning of prosopopoeia is, the change of things to persons. A fondness for life and animated beings, ..."

5. Studies on Slavery: In Easy Lessons by John Fletcher (1852)
"... prosopopoeia it is made to mean an arrow. Thus, Lam. iii. 13, " He hath caused the arrows of Ms quiver," ..."

6. Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews by Robert Lowth (1829)
"... and when a probable speech is attributed to a real person—Of fictitious and inanimate characters; of real characters—The prosopopoeia of the mother of ..."

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