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"what is the word for when the weather reflects your mood"

 
 
roger
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jun, 2004 09:53 pm
I know what you mean. Someday, I'm going to borrow Turner's little mouse and see if anybody notices.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2004 01:43 pm
Roger, Sozobe--

Thanks for the kind words, but I'm baffled.

As my weight drops, I'm considering a new avatar--but I'll have to figure out how.

Therefore, no Battle of the Bones.....
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2004 02:08 pm
reflect

mirror



... off i go to mull ...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jun, 2004 02:13 pm
not the answer, but perhaps apropos

http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/bronte/cbronte/61brnt17.html

and

this

and

this


Seems like a lot of people are talking about the weather/mood connection. Now what's the blinkin' word?
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fijijr
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jun, 2004 11:24 am
pathetic fallacy

In the arts, the presentation of natural events and objects as controlled by human emotions, so that in some way they express human sorrow or joy (a brave little snowdrop; the heavens smiled on our enterprise). The phrase was coined by the English critic John Ruskin in Modern Painters (1843-60), to describe the ascription of human feelings to the outside world.

Source: http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0024656.html
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emchugh4
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2004 11:31 pm
finally some more new knowlege this is a post i can chew into thank you fijijr
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 20 Jun, 2004 11:52 pm
Twas what dlowan said a page ago....... J
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2004 12:06 am
And I think what your preacher said that say was "sympathetic"

J
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 21 Jun, 2004 05:38 pm
hnh.
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ahammond
 
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Reply Tue 23 Nov, 2004 09:58 pm
allegory
allegory
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chloe marien
 
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Reply Wed 13 Apr, 2005 05:39 am
weather reflects character's mood
it's called pathetic fallacy - see Ruskin on it.
Ciao,
Chloe
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nikki99
 
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Reply Tue 14 Feb, 2006 11:12 am
weather reflecting your mood
i know exactly what you mean - we learned this in english in high school. however it is not pathetic fallacy as many of you think it is - according to wikipedia.com, pathetic fallacy is defined as "a term from literary criticism used to denote the description of inanimate natural objects in a manner that endows them with human emotions, thoughts, sensations and feelings". While this can include weather, it is not what the question is asking. They mean, what is it called when it always seems to be raining when you're depressed, or when its sunny people tend to be a bit more cheerful. I still can't think of what its called, but I'll look through my old english notes and get back to you!
Francis
 
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Reply Tue 14 Feb, 2006 11:33 am
I usually name that "weather morosity"...
I like also meteomorphic...
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 14 Feb, 2006 11:44 am
enchanted.
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Tue 14 Feb, 2006 12:56 pm
RRgghhh! I knew the word until I tried to post it and it has skipped my brain on gone on vacation. There IS a word and it's not any that have been mentioned so far.

I have gone to find myself if I show up before I get back keep me here.
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munebutes
 
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Reply Sat 22 Sep, 2007 07:59 pm
the 'WORD'
I think it's something like 'absurd reality'.... or something

I'm pretty sure it's two words.... it's been driving me nuts forever as well.....

HELP!!!! hahaha
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Mon 24 Sep, 2007 02:44 pm
Ambiance?
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lostsarah
 
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Reply Sun 20 Apr, 2008 05:49 pm
pathetic fallacy is probably more appropriate
maybe the word you're looking for is anthropomorphism?
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sun 20 Apr, 2008 06:34 pm
mise en scène

atmosphere
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Tue 22 Apr, 2008 05:58 pm
Sympathetic fallacy has been the only phrase I have been able to find. I still want to say there is another word to describe this.
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