Have you heard of the terms Figurative speech and Literary device?
Well, Do you know what do these terms signify?
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Let’s dive deep into this world of imaginative terms
Do you know what’s the difference between a Figurative language and a Literary Device?
Figurative language focuses on the use of Figures of Speech that play around with the meaning of words by deviating from their literal meaning
When compared to Literary devices, Figurative language is more lively, impactful and memorable
We are well aware of some popular Figures of Speech like
Being some of the common and popular ones
Now, there’s something exciting and maybe new for some of you
Have you ever heard of a term called ‘ Anthromorphism’?
It’s similar to Personification but there’s a slight difference
While personification is about assigning human attributes to non-human things in a Figurative sense
For example- “ Justice is Blind”
In its literary sense, Justice can’t be blind
But in a figurative sense, it’s possible
So, How is Anthromorphism different?
On the other hand, Anthromorphism doesn’t assign human qualities to non-human entities in a real Figurative sense
In other words, the non-human entities seem to do human-like things unlike Figures of speech
For example, the popular novel Animal Farm is all about animals behaving like humans
So, Putting in simple words
Anthromorphism is more literal than Figurative language
Next time you read a Novel like Jungle Book
Remember that it’s Anthromorphism in action
To bring its characters to life
Suggesting that certain human characteristics are universal
I am sure that this lesson on Literary devices and Figurative language was a useful one for you
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