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Word of the Day – Mimesis

By October 19, 2015Word of the Day

Mimesis (n)


Imitation, in particular imitative representation of the real world in art and literature.

Also; the deliberate imitation of the behaviour of one group of people by another as a factor in social change.

Example sentences

“In literature, behavioral mimesis is employed by creating characters who mirror actual human responses to various scenarios.”

“In literature, authors and playwrights use vocal mimesis by endowing a character with the accent, inflection, and other speech patterns of someone of a certain region or socioeconomic level”

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