What is the animal form of personification? For example, the phrase "the car purred" gives an animalistic quality to an inanimate object?

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Oct 6, 2017

The term personification could also apply to giving something an animalistic quality, though a more specific term would be anthromorphism.


Personification is a very broad term in English standards. It's giving an inanimate object the characteristics of something that is, or once was a living organism.