As nouns the difference between mimicry and mimesis
is that mimicry
is the act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else while mimesis
is the representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
the act or ability to simulate the appearance of someone or something else
- They say that mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery, but I still think I'm being mocked when he acts just like me.
- When animal mimicry goes really wrong they don't just look like something that a predator would ignore, they look like lunch.
The representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
(medicine) The appearance of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
(rhetoric) The rhetorical pedagogy of imitation.
(rhetoric) The imitation of another's gestures, pronunciation, or utterance.