Angry Rain

Angry rain was falling from a careless sky. The merciless downpour of the roaring rain was followed by fat and cheerful hail. We walked through promiscuous puddles.

This is all about pathetic fallacy. Phrased first by John Ruskin, the art critic, pathetic fallacy originally described attributing human emotions, thoughts or sensations to inanimate things. (Pathetic in that specific context has no derogatory sense, it stems from the Greek word pathos, one of the three basic elements of rhetoric. Pathos is needed in order to persuade an audience by appealing to their emotions).

Pathetic fallacy is widely used in literature, mainly poetry, with more or less elegance and proficiency.

Pathetic fallacy is good fun and can be used to cheer you up on a rainy day.


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