(prɒsəpəˈpiːə) / noun. rhetoric another word for personification, a figure of speech that represents an imaginary, absent, or dead person speaking or acting.
The sculpture cries until a viewer is present. When left alone, the on-screen eye cries again and the tear emerges as a real drip that cascades down a fragile glass tube.
Eyelashes flutter subtly when a viewer is present. The movement is so slight it could be a halucination.