In English Literacy class this round, we learned about mental illness and how people with mental illness or disorder been stigmatized by society, and being discriminated against by many people, including their surrounding and the world.
Besides learning about mental illness, we also learned about literary devices which our facilitator ( Hannah ) brought up and assigned each student one of the literary devices, perhaps some students got another extra, which means some students have two of the literary devices. There are plenty of literary devices that have been discovered, but our facilitator only assigned 20 literary devices which she thinks could influence more to help with our creativity of writing and speaking. For me specifically, I have been assigned for two of literary devices which are Anthropomorphism and synecdoche. With these two literary devices, I need to use my creativity to come up with a creative way to present about these devices to my classmates. She gave us a should able time for me to research about these devices to understand in my own, and present to the whole class.
Finally, I only presented about anthropomorphism for this round, and synecdoche will be presented in the next round because of the time constraint.
So, if you want to understand about anthropomorphism, please keep reading and I’ll walk you through this device. Now, what is Anthropomorphism?
Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to animals, natural phenomena, deities or non-human beings. In example of anthropomorphism, the animal or deity is question is behaving like a human, such as in the case of talking animals or deities involving themselves in the affairs of humans as in ancient Greek dramas. Where does anthropomorphism come from? An anthropomorphism comes from the combination of Greek words “anthropos” and “morphe”meaning “human” and “form” respectively.
Furthermore, why is anthropomorphic being used, and what are the significance of it?
Examples of anthropomorphism have been a part of human culture for millennia. Many ancient tales and fables feature animals or deities as main characters who speak, have feelings, and make complex decisions. These tales and fables were often used to teach lessons and impart wisdom. Some famous authors of anthropomorphic tales have argued that the clear fiction of the story–the listeners are quite aware that animals do not talk–allows for greater truth to be told.
Well, I believe that learning without using example wouldn’t really help to understand much, so let’s get into some of the examples of anthropomorphism.
EX 1: Two cookies jump into a pot of chocolate milk.
EX 2: A dog and a cat walking to school together.
EX 3: An apple tree is going to the supermarket to buy some apple fruits
EX 4: A chair and a table talking with each other about the party last night.
EX 5: Fluffy the bunny got dressed and cooked herself some breakfast.
These are some examples to show how anthropomorphic is being used, but in reality can all of these could do those things, of course, no.
To be concluded, I could feel by designing and making a presentation to teach my classmates to help me to be confident talking in public especially presenting about some sort of topics. Also, this could help to learn how to plan a lesson plan for teaching, and how I get to be prepared with all of the work and with its organization to make it easy for the students to understand as well as getting them to be engaged with the lesson. Lastly, I would like to thank my facilitator for bringing these ideas to help me and other students more with their creativity, and I would like to have more of this kind of work because it is very helpful with my academic.