Word of the day

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prosopopeia (noun) – 1. A figure of speech in which an absent or imaginary person is represented as speaking.
2. See personification.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Also prosopopoeia, 1560s, from Latin prosopopoeia, from Greek prosopopoiia “the putting of speeches into the mouths of others,” from prosopon “person, face” (literally “that which is toward the eyes,” from pros “to” + ops “eye, face;” + poiein “make”. Generally, a rhetorical figure in which an imaginary or absent person is made to speak or act.

 


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