Answered By: James Whitmer
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2020     Views: 1

Personification is a figure of speech in which an author describes a non-human being, object, idea, or phenomenon with human actions, traits, or emotions. Usually, personification is used to make a description more vivid, particularly through the emotions it invokes in the reader. Some examples of personification are

  • "the clouds lolled in their beds, heaving deep sighs at the cheerful new day,"
  • "the playful breeze tickled the flowers, who squirmed with laughter,"
  • "the cat lay still, glaring in judgment, just waiting to hurl insults at its master," and
  • "their hearts leapt with joy to hear such news."

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