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Response to Johnny Rico (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 24, 2012, 05:06 PM

7. it is a device used by writers all the time,

a lot of people in this group want to personify tools as having good or bad morals depending on the point they are trying to make. I could be wrong but, for some reason it seems that the Anti's are especially guilty of this practice. I often wonder about their reading comprehension skills.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/personification

per·son·i·fi·ca·tion
noun
1.
the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure.
2.
the representation of a thing or abstraction in the form of a person, as in art.
3.
the person or thing embodying a quality or the like; an embodiment or incarnation: He is the personification of tact.
4.
an imaginary person or creature conceived or figured to represent a thing or abstraction.
5.
the act of personifying.

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