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Definition of pathetic fallacy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pathetic fallacy

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
[uncountable, singular] Linguistic devices
 
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(in art and literature) the act of describing animals and things as having human feelings the poet’s use of pathetic fallacy in showing nature mourning the death of the shepherd See related entries: Linguistic devices
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pathetic fallacy