from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A figure of speech in which an absent or imaginary person is represented as speaking.
- n. See personification.
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- n. Alternative form of prosopopoeia.
Latin prosōpopoeia, from Greek prosōpopoiiā : prosōpon, face, mask, dramatic character (pros-, pros- + ōpon, face from ōps, ōp-, eye) + poiein, to make.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)