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anthropomorphism VS personification

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Die GO!, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Die GO! Junior Member

    Málaga
    España, español
    Hello everybody!!

    Anyone can explain me what's the difference between these two concepts: anthropomorphism and personification.

    I know there is a difference but i can't grasp it. I am not even sure about the diference in spanish... if there is any diference.

    Thanks in advance! ^,^

    PD: I'm dealing with these two concepts in the literary aspect.
     
  2. speedier

    speedier Senior Member

    Hi Die Go!

    There appears to be a slight difference, and here is a little light bedtime reading :eek::D for you, comprising dictionary definitions, and two websites that purport to show the differences between the two terms:

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

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


    http://groups.msn.com/Belletrist/description.msnw

    From the last of these above, you will find this:

    Personification
    Personification is a kind of description that gives animals, ideas, or objects the qualities of being human.
    Example - The sun hid behind the clouds.

    Anthropomorphism
    Anthropomorphism describes animals or objects with human qualities.
    Example - Bugs Bunny​

    Hope this helps a little, and best of luck.​
     
  3. eyesnbooks New Member

    MA
    Farsi, English and a little German
     
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