We may be witnessing an alarming episode of avian anthropomorphosis
As the fable progresses it becomes clear that the urban mouse actively seeks anthropomorphosis
while being at some pains to draw a distinction between herself and her sister, using human versus animal terms.
of the weeds--again, weeds--implies that ideas and impressions seem closer to being sociable companions than himself and his peers.
Not even that immaculate note of Christian anthropomorphosis
was equal to zero, the sustained C of waiting.
In other poems, instead of a binding tension, anthropomorphosis
(the "pathetic fallacy") turns nature into transcendental kitsch and disturbs even a simple and self-sustaining clarity of image; or a first-person reference intrudes, as in the title poem, in simplistic identification with nature.
Our interest in the anthropomorphosis
of the animal world has kept David Attenborough in a career.