Anthropomorphism

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Anthropomorphism is giving human characteristics, like emotions (feelings like being happy or sad) and the ability to talk, to a living thing or object that is not a human. This living thing or object that is not a human may be a god, an animal, a plant, sound, weather storm, an idea, or any other object. It is often used in stories. The story of the Three Little Pigs with a wolf and pigs that talk and act like humans is an example of anthropomorphism. The Call of the Wild also has elements of anthropomorphism, with the human traits being placed in dogs and wolves.