Are these pathetic fallacy: "Mist creeps; wet wind blows."?

2 Answers
Mar 24, 2017

Answer:

Not really.

Explanation:

Not really. Pathetic fallacy is basically when the environment (nature) mirrors the situation.

For example, rain during a funeral, crepuscular rays after a major conflict - symbolizing the light of God and the conquest of evil.

"Mist creeps; wet wind blows" are examples of personification. Personification is giving inanimate objects the behaviour and/or personality of humans.

If for example, a situation was given in which a tone of eeriness and horror is present, then such words would be in fact, pathetic fallacy.

However, by itself, it is not.

Hope this helps.

Mar 28, 2017

Answer:

It depends on the situation in which the phrase is used.

Explanation:

If the eerie, dark mood of the quote mirrors the mood of a character or scene, then yes it is pathetic fallacy. So if this weather just so happens to be occurring at a funeral, or after a break up, or something equally dark -- yes. However, if it's just setting a mood or scene, then no. So it really depends on whether the weather appears to be dependant upon the mood of the character.