• Literary Terms: Pathetic Fallacy Today’s Literary Term is: Pathetic Fallacy. 1. The pathetic fallacy: the treatment of inanimate objects as if they had human feelings, thought, or sensations. Eg. “The stars will awaken.” or; 2. The pathetic fallacy: the belief that by drinking only light beer the Portly Producer will stop gaining weight. Eg. “I will stop gaining weight if, from […] Literary Man 0 Comments March 31, 2011