Comment on the expression, "When I cry the hills laugh," from "Song of the Rain."

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This is a prime example of what's called a pathetic fallacy, which is the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate objects and animals. In the above excerpt, we can see that the rain cries and that the hills are happy. Rain cannot literally cry,...

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