Persona

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A persona (plural personae or personas), in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor.wikipedia
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Mask

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The word is derived from Latin, where it originally referred to a theatrical mask.
In Ancient Rome, the word persona meant 'a mask'; it also referred to an individual who had full Roman citizenship.

The Thin White Duke

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For example, David Bowie initially adopted a role as alien messenger Ziggy Stardust, and later as The Thin White Duke.
The Thin White Duke was the persona and character of English musician David Bowie during 1975 and 1976.

Character mask

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It is related to the classical Greek concepts of mimesis (imitative representation using analogies) and prosopopoeia (impersonation or personification) as well as the Roman concept of persona, but also differs from them (see below).

Carl Jung

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According to Carl Jung and the Jungian psychology, the persona is also the mask or appearance one presents to the world.
Jung applied the term persona, explicitly because, in Latin, it means both personality and the masks worn by Roman actors of the classical period, expressive of the individual roles played.

Role

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A persona (plural personae or personas), in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor.

Character (arts)

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A persona (plural personae or personas), in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor.

Actor

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A persona (plural personae or personas), in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor.

Etruscan language

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The Latin word probably derived from the Etruscan word "phersu", with the same meaning, and that from the Greek πρόσωπον (prosōpon).

Prosopon

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The Latin word probably derived from the Etruscan word "phersu", with the same meaning, and that from the Greek πρόσωπον (prosōpon).

Court

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Its meaning in the latter Roman period changed to indicate a "character" of a theatrical performance or court of law, when it became apparent that different individuals could assume the same role, and legal attributes such as rights, powers, and duties followed the role.

Social web

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In the context of the social web, users create virtual persona which are also termed internet or online identities.

Online identity

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In the context of the social web, users create virtual persona which are also termed internet or online identities.

Fan fiction

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Personae in fan fiction and stories written through the medium of the internet are often utilised by authors as a means of subtle self-insertion.

Self-insertion

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Personae in fan fiction and stories written through the medium of the internet are often utilised by authors as a means of subtle self-insertion.

Literature

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In literature the term generally refers to a character established by an author, one in whose voice all or part of a narrative takes place.

Robert Browning

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Poets such as Robert Browning, Ezra Pound, and T. S. Eliot are strongly associated with such narrative voices, as is the writer Luigi Pirandello.

Ezra Pound

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Poets such as Robert Browning, Ezra Pound, and T. S. Eliot are strongly associated with such narrative voices, as is the writer Luigi Pirandello.

T. S. Eliot

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Poets such as Robert Browning, Ezra Pound, and T. S. Eliot are strongly associated with such narrative voices, as is the writer Luigi Pirandello.

Luigi Pirandello

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Poets such as Robert Browning, Ezra Pound, and T. S. Eliot are strongly associated with such narrative voices, as is the writer Luigi Pirandello.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

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Examples of Eliot's personae were Prufrock and Sweeney.

Sweeney Agonistes

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Examples of Eliot's personae were Prufrock and Sweeney.

Cino

Pound developed such characters as Cino, Bertran de Born, Propertius, and Mauberley in response to figures in Browning’s dramatic monologues.

Bertran de Born

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Pound developed such characters as Cino, Bertran de Born, Propertius, and Mauberley in response to figures in Browning’s dramatic monologues.

Propertius

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Pound developed such characters as Cino, Bertran de Born, Propertius, and Mauberley in response to figures in Browning’s dramatic monologues.

Literary criticism

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In literary analysis, any narrative voice that speaks in the first person and appears to define a particular character is often referred to as a persona.