prosopopoeia

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Word of the Day
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prosopopoeia

Pronunciation /ˌprɒsəpəˈpiːə/
noun
mass noun
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.

Origin
Mid 16th century via Latin from Greek prosōpopoiia, from prosōpon ‘person’ + poiein ‘to make’.

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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.

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