Zoomorphism in the quotations of Charles Dickens.


Zoomorphism is a literary technique in which animal characteristics and qualities are ascribed to humans, gods, and other objects. The technique is the opposite to that of anthropomorphism, which is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to humans, gods, and other objects.

Charles Dickens uses zoomorphism a number of times in his writing to help explain or reinforce an observation. The following are examples of zoomorphism from our collection of over 600 Charles Dickens quotations.


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