Pronounced: PAH-luh-node, noun
Notes: I was thinking it might be related to “palliative”, but it isn’t.
The word prosopopeia means “a figure of speech in which..”
- …an imaginary or absent person is represented as acting or speaking
- …an inanimate object or something abstract is represented as possessing human form; personification
The word comes from Latin prosopopoeia, which comes from Greek prosopopoiia (personification), which is made up of pros- (facing) plus ops (eye) plus poiein (to make)
This word showed up in the mid-1500s
I rejected circadian because I was pretty close to the meaning.