Daily Archives: September 4, 2013

Personification

Personification: Reference to abstractions or inanimate objects as though they had human qualities or abilities. The English term for prosopopeia (pro-so-po-pe’-i-a) or ethopoeia (e-tho-po’-ia): the description and portrayal of a character (natural propensities, manners and affections, etc.).

The Fukushima reactor is badly, but not terminally wounded. For 2 years it has poured out its deathly boiling gore.

Will a wall of ice seal its unhealable wounds?

Some so-called ‘sceptics’ believe that Fukushima is bleeding an immortal flow of endless catastrophe.

In the END, will its endless flow soak the heart and drown the soul of frail Mother Earth?

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)