Anthropomorphism

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Anthropomorphism Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

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  • the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits

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Anthropomorphism Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Anthropomorphism is making something that is not a human, but more human-like in stories or art.

This can mean making the thing shaped more like a human, or giving it human emotions or goals, or the ability to talk. It is often used in stories. The thing or object may be a god, animal, plant, sound, storm, idea, or any other object.

The story of the Three Little Pigs has a wolf and pigs who talk and act like humans. Mickey Mouse also talks and acts like a human. These are examples of a type of anthropomorphism called furry.

The novel The Call of the Wild also uses anthropomorphism. The main character is a dog named Buck, and many other characters are dogs and wolves. In the story, the animals think and act more like humans than real dogs do.



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