Word of the Day
1 A figure of speech in which an abstract thing is personified.
2 A figure of speech in which an imagined, absent, or dead person or thing is represented as speaking.
Mid 16th century via Latin from Greek prosōpopoiia, from prosōpon ‘person’ + poiein ‘to make’.
My long absent father whispered into my ear, “Just sleep on it, son. You’ll be able to think of some way to use the word prosopopoeia in a sentence.” His advice, as always calmed me, and I followed it.