Anthropomorphism

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Some examples include:
 
Some examples include:
* '''[[Talking animal]]s''' in [[fairy tale]]s, such as ''Puss in Boots'', and other forms of [[allegorical]] literature, such as ''Aesop's Fables'' and George Orwell's ''Animal Farm''.
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* '''[[Wikipedia:Talking animal|Talking animals]]''' in [[fairy tale]]s, such as ''Puss in Boots'', and other forms of [[wiktionary:allegorical|allegorical]] literature, such as ''Aesop's Fables'' and George Orwell's ''Animal Farm''.
* '''[[Talking plant]]s''' — especially talking trees — found in the [[mythology]] of many cultures.
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* '''[[Wikipedia:Man-eating tree#In fiction|Talking plants]]''' especially talking trees found in the [[mythology]] of many cultures.
 
* '''[[God]]s''', especially classical Greek and Roman gods who personified different aspects of [[nature]] and [[human nature]].
 
* '''[[God]]s''', especially classical Greek and Roman gods who personified different aspects of [[nature]] and [[human nature]].
* Human-like '''[[robot]]s''' and other forms of '''[[artificial intelligence]]''' in [[science fiction]] literature, such as the computer [[Hal 2000]] in [[Arthur C. Clarke|Arthur C. Clarke's]] ''[[2001: A Space Odyssey]]''.
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* Human-like '''[[wikipedia:robot|robot]]s''' and other forms of '''[[artificial intelligence]]''' in [[science fiction]] literature, such as the computer [[Wikipedia:HAL 9000|HAL 9000]] in [[Arthur C. Clarke|Arthur C. Clarke's]] ''[[Wikipedia:2001: A Space Odyssey|2001: A Space Odyssey]]''.
* Certain forms of '''figurative language''', such as [[personification]] and [[apostrophe]].
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* Certain forms of '''figurative language''', such as [[wiktionary:personification|personification]] and [[wiktionary:apostrophe|apostrophe]].
  
 
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[[Category:Miscellaneous terminology]]

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Anthropomorphism is the act of ascribing human characteristics to non-human beings or objects, or of giving human form to abstract concepts. It is often used in literature to comment on aspects of the world (politics, human nature, etc.) in imaginative ways.

Some examples include:

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