- a figure in which an absent, dead, or imaginary person is represented as speaking
- personification (sense )
Origin of prosopopoeiaClassical Latin from Classical Greek pros?popoiia from pros?pon, person, face, mask ( from pros, near + ?ps, eye) + poiein, to make: see poet
(plural prosopopoeias or prosopopoeiae)
From Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿ÏƒÏ‰Ï€Î¿Ï€Î¿Î¹Î¯Î± (prosÅpopoiia, “dramatization, the putting of speeches into the mouths of characters").