So I was hoping if someone could support that chremamorphism is the literary technique term for objectification. Specifically, I am looking at the phrase "the pushing of your sadness". Sadness, a personal attribute, is being depicted as an object which I think aligns with chremamorphism. Am I misunderstanding the technique, or is there a better term for the concept of objectification in literature?
There is no OED entry for ‘chremamorphism’. Even the request to find ‘chremamorphism’ in the OED's phrases (0) definitions (0) etymologies (0) quotations (0) full text (0), gives a nil result.
From Google Books we have:
"Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religion: Early Greek religion" By A & I Petrovic, we have
The labels Empedocles uses are revealing, ... chrema is an oracle, and psephisma is a decree.
Whereas in "The Therapeutic Interview in Mental Health 2017" we have
Dörr Zegers (1995) talks about this in terms of a “chrematic transformation” (chrema = corpse) Chrema is the inanimate nature to which the melancholic's body is reduced."
The conclusion must be: Don't use chremamorphism.