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 which is not a human, more human-like in a story or art.

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

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. 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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