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pathetic fallacy

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lyndon nicholas

on 8 April 2011

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Transcript of pathetic fallacy

Pathetic Fallacy Definition: A pathetic fallacy is a literary term used to describe when the writer attributes human emotions or responses to nature, inanimate objects, or animals. "But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad,
Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastward hill." "It is a nipping and an eager air." Examples of pathetic fallacy can be seen in many of the works of literature that we read, but is especially abundant in Hamlet. So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
Pathetic fallacy is a rhetorical figure, which means that it is used in a strictly non-literal sense, and a form of personification. The following are some quotes from Hamlet which display Shakespeare's use of pathetic fallacy.
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