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pathetic fallacy

The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature.

The phrase was coined by the English critic John Ruskin in Modern Painters (1843–60), to describe the ascription of human feelings to the outside world.
Examples of pathetic fallacy

When Lee leaves the clouds in the sky weep with my eyes....

The sun smiles everytime I see Lee's face....
by dobby101 October 09, 2006
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