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All google's giving me is loads of people saying 'pathetic fallacy' but I'm fairly sure thats not what I've looking for. Is it?

Eg. when something bad happens to a character and suddenly it starts pouring down with rain. Or the plot resolves in a good ending and the sun comes out.


Anyone know? I will give my humble rep to the bright spark.

EDIT: and if it is pathetic fallacy, please could someone explain?
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It is pathetic fallacy.
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Pathetic fallacy

EDIT: Beaten to it! :p:
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meteorological metaphor? :p:
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(Original post by ~flutterby~)
All google's giving me is loads of people saying 'pathetic fallacy' but I'm fairly sure thats not what I've looking for. Is it?

Eg. when something bad happens to a character and suddenly it starts pouring down with rain. Or the plot resolves in a good ending and the sun comes out.


Anyone know? I will give my humble rep to the bright spark.

EDIT: and if it is pathetic fallacy, please could someone explain?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pathetic_fallacy
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To cappuccinoes and riotgrrl, I thougt pathetic fallacy was the description of nature as having human traits?

Like 'angry gale' or whistling wind'
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To cappuccinoes and riotgrrl, I thougt pathetic fallacy was the description of nature as having human traits?

Like 'angry gale' or whistling wind'
That's personification :P
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Yeah but thats not what I'm looking for.

I'm not describing the weather as a person :confused:

Its more a dramatic device.
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That's personification :P

The definition of pathetic fallacy is personification though. Personification of inanimate objects to give them anthropomorphic tendancies.

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pathetic fallacy
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pathetic fallacy
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So a passage in a text that describes the weather as having human qualities, like 'claps of thunder' or whatever is pathetic fallacy.

But a scene that opens with pouring rain, and a person feeling really gloomy, is also pathetic fallacy?

The two are different, but described the same?
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okokokokokokok I'll take your word for it, pathetic fallacy. :p:
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The definition of pathetic fallacy is personification though. Personification of inanimate objects to give them anthropomorphic tendancies.

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I suppose it is. It's when the character's environment reflects his or her feelings, so I suppose that's suggesting the environment has feelings too. I guess it depends on how the environment is described.
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Yeah but thats not what I'm looking for.

I'm not describing the weather as a person :confused:

Its more a dramatic device.
You mean in those movies when the sky suddenly darkens and a storm blows when an evil object appears??You mean a word for this??
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You mean in those movies when the sky suddenly darkens and a storm blows when an evil object appears??You mean a word for this??

Yes. Specifically a play. (It can also be in a novel, surely)
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What everyone else says, except the ones that are wrong :ahee:
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I suppose it is. It's when the character's environment reflects his or her feelings, so I suppose that's suggesting the environment has feelings too. I guess it depends on how the environment is described.

Well, really I'm referring to a play, so the environments not described at all. It just happens.

I can see how the environment could be given human attributes that way, by kind of sympathising with whatevers happening in the plot.

So its ok to use pathetic fallacy.
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Well, really I'm referring to a play, so the environments not described at all. It just happens.

I can see how the environment could be given human attributes that way, by kind of sympathising with whatevers happening in the plot.

So its ok to use pathetic fallacy.
Yeah that would be pathetic fallacy if the environment is just there and it hasn't been described as having feelings. Thanks for rep, by the way
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No problem, thanks everyone (especially shyness is nice, but)
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