prosopopoeia

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prosopopoeia (rhet.) figure by which an imaginary or absent person is represented as acting, (hence) personification. XVI. — L. — Gr. prosōpopoiíā representation in human form, f. prósōpon face, person (f. pròs to + ṓps face) + poieîn make.

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