These characters are not simply examples of anthropomorphism
, but of what I consider "pedomorphism.
There are no occasions in this essay where the more common connective words "like" and "as" introduce similes concerning her moth, whereas Lawrence more readily turns to these terms that offer more blatant signals of anthropomorphism
(the snake "looked around like a god" [(1923) 1999, 100] and seemed "like a king," as noted above).
His rather stunning admission that the phrase "bodily poiesis" is an intentional anthropomorphism
 is not unproblematic.
He pushes the definition of the genre, avoiding the convenience of narrative, much less anthropomorphism
, in favor of something that might be likened to abstract art were his focus not so sharp, his editing less precise.
is very much what this series is about as we readers begin to understand, through the eyes of Scrap, the particular roles and tasks of a sheep dog in a rural situation.
- that's the assigning of human characteristics to non-humans - is rampant.
But unlike contemporary invocations of "animism," which often merely tame objects into subjects with a veiled anthropomorphism
, Richter's animation heightened the alterity of the world--its alien and unknowable roil.
referred to the "Ascription of a human form and attributes to the Deity.
Roughly, the debate is between those who argue for the earlier existence of a kind of non-figurative language, and those who argue that figuration and anthropomorphism
are original and intrinsic to all language.
It's called anthropomorphism
, which is an ugly word for what can be an endearing habit but can also be a stumbling block laid squarely in the path of the future.
, subjective perspective and recurring motifs make her art distinctive.
He also defines and discusses anthropomorphism
, animism, and metamorphism and their role in early myths.