Portraying an animal with human abilities, e.g. speaking. Differs from Personification, which rhetorically portrays inanimate objects or abstractions with having human characteristics. “When in that moment, so it came to pass, / Titania waked and straightway loved an ass.” Midsummer Night's Dream, 3.2.1
Quotes including the Figure of Speech Anthropomorphism
I wonder if Titania be awaked;
Then what it was that next came in her eye,
Which she must dote on in extremity.
Enter Robin Goodfellow.
Here comes my messenger. How now, mad spirit?
What night-rule now about this haunted grove?
When in that moment, so it came to pass,
Titania waked and straightway loved an ass.
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