Meaning of prosopopoeia

pro•so•po•poe•ia

Pronunciation: (prō-sō"pu-pē'u), [key]
— n. Rhet.
  1. personification, as of inanimate things.
  2. a figure of speech in which an imaginary, absent, or deceased person is represented as speaking or acting.
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