an-ti-pro-so-po-pe'-i-a from Gk. anti, "opposite," prosopon,
"face," "person" and poiein, "to make"

The representation of persons as inanimate objects.
  This inversion of prosopopoeia or personification can simply be the use of a metaphor to depict or describe a person.
  She was a doormat upon which the tread of too many boots had scraped.
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  Sources: Bullinger 870

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