pathetic fallacy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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pathetic fallacynoun [U or S]

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the use by a ​writer or ​poet of words that give ​humanfeelings or ​qualities to ​objects, ​nature, or ​animals, for ​example by referring to the "​cruelsea"
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