Anthropomorphism of a mailbox.
An example of anthropomorphism is the creation of Mickey Mouse who is given the ability to sing and dance though mice do not possess that capability.
This term carries very different connotations when used in different contexts. In literature, anthropomorphism describes merely a device of fiction writing, whereas in science (particularly biology) anthropomorphism has traditionally been used pejoratively when a scientist appears to be attributing to animals characteristics that are assumed to be exclusive to human beings.
Coined in the mid-1700s. From Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, “man, human being”) + -morphism