- A figure of speech in which an absent or imaginary person is represented as speaking.
- See personification.
Origin of prosopopeiaLatin prosōpopoeia from Greek prosōpopoiiā prosōpon face, mask, dramatic character ( pros- pros- ) ( ōps ōp- eye ; see okw- in Indo-European roots.) poiein to make ; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Alternative form of prosopopoeia.