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Los Angeles has been shut down. California has been shut down. The nation is shutting down. Everyone must stay home. Or we'll all die. The "pathetic fallacy" is a literary term for the attribution of human emotion and conduct to things found in nature that are not human. It is a kind of personification that occurs in poetic descriptions, when, for example, clouds seem sullen, when leaves dance, or when rocks seem indifferent. The British cultural critic John Ruskin coined the term...