Zoomorphism is when animal characteristics are assigned to humans. This is the opposite of anthropomorphism (when animals are described as human).
My brother eats like a horse.
The chubby little boy rolled around in the mud like a pig.
It ruffled my grandmother's feathers when Mrs. Beach took home first prize in the pie contest.
Examples of Zoomorphism from Literature and Song:
From Maroon 5's Song "Animals":
Baby, I'm preying on you tonight / hunt you down eat you alive / Just like animals.
Maybe you think that you can hide / I can smell your scent for miles / Just like animals.
From Psalm 63:7:
Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.
From Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream:
I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was: man is but an ass, if he go about to expound this dream.
From John 10:11:
I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.
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