What is the difference between anthropomorphism, pathetic fallacy, and personification?
They all have very similar definitions and I don't see the difference.
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
My best guess:
They are all a form a personification (giving human characteristics to non-human objects) but in a different way.
Anthropomorphism refers to giving human characteristics to only animals. If I said that my dog asked me for his dinner, then that would be a form of anthropomorphism.
Pathetic fallacy refers to giving human AWARENESS to non human objects. If i said that my house missed me when I left for vacation, its a form of pathetic fallacy because a house cannot feel human emotions.