Pros`o*po*p"la (?), n. [L., fr. Gr. ; a face, a person + to make.] Rhet.
A figure by which things are represented as persons, or by which things inanimate are spoken of as animated beings; also, a figure by which an absent person is introduced as speaking, or a deceased person is represented as alive and present. It includes personification, but is more extensive in its signification.
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