Saturday, October 16, 2010

PI -- Anthropomorphism and Personification

Anthropomorphism -- the attribution of human qualities, usually to animals; a fallacy in the practice of biological science, but a mainstay of comics.  Personification -- the attribution of human qualities to pretty much anything; a fairly common figurative language device in poetry and literature.  So, coming off of Flarf and thinking of the insane popularity of Lolcats on the Internet, I thought it might be interesting to spend some time with anthropomorphic poemics.  How might poemics work with personification?

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