Personification

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Personifications

Are these personifications?:

Sometimes words seemed to come out of his mouth on their own
Things got out of hand

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 20:22
Dialogue

Let's say a human was talking to a tree about personification. Would that be an example of personification?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/15/2016 - 05:34
Personification

Is this personification

I literally seem to sound like a dog

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 20:12
Opposite of Personification?

Eg, (from Much Ado About Nothing):
"Can the world buy such a jewel?"

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 06:49
personification!

personification means giving human qualities to a non-human object or being.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 23:26
Is this personification?

Retreating to the forests embrace,
The panther sleeps

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/29/2016 - 16:48
is this personification?

' meditation it has brought a new perspective in the way that it gave me a tool to change who i am'
is this an example of personification. Because i don't think meditation can literately give someone a tool to change who they are.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 10:40
Is this personification?

Is this personification;

On my way to Slinger, Wisconsin
I see a white swan, up ahead, nestled in green grass along the road,
Watching each car drive by with a quick turn of it neck.

Closer, I see it is an empty plastic bag for a kitchen waste paper basket.

I will never forget that swan.

HALP MEH PLZ!!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/18/2016 - 09:01
Is this personification?

Where all the sick smells sat on your face

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 19:28
Is," i felt her eyes on the

Is," i felt her eyes on the back of my neck" a personification?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 02:06
no... it's figurative

no... it's figurative language, but there is not a human trait given to an inanimate object

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 19:01
Yes, this is personification.

Yes, this is personification. A person can't actually feel someone's eyes on the back of their neck.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 22:30
is this personification?

But a bird that stalks

down his narrow cage

can seldom see through

his bars of rage

his wings are clipped and

his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/27/2016 - 02:33
Personification is not human

Personification is not human like. A bird can do all of those things so no it is not personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 22:26
Personification

The moon pooled on the floor
Is this personification?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 19:18
is this personification

“It was early morning and the sun was just peeking through the trees.”

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/19/2016 - 23:37
Yes

The sun does not have eyes, so it cannot 'peek' and thus it has been given a human trait - meaning that this is personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:53
Yes

The sun can not actually peek through the trees but a human can.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 17:26
Is this personification?

"Till Love and Fame" since the L and F are capitalized?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 01:41
Is this personification Until

Is this personification Until the tower in the middle was brought to its knees?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 03:49
yes

A tower can't actually be brought to its knees, thus being a human quality making it a personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 00:01
Which one is personification

Which one is personification

A fair northeast wind blew

Or

The wind freshened at night

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:00
Neither

Neither are a proper example of personification because a wind can be fresh, meaning that it is cool and quite strong, and it can be fair (favourable), so these are not features which are specifically attributed to humans given to the element, but already used descriptions.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:52
what is a personification in

what is a personification in "it was a quiet way"

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/06/2016 - 20:09
"it was a quiet way"

The adjective 'quiet' is the personification, because a way cannot physically be quiet and so it has been given a human trait.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 00:40
Is this personifcation?

Is this personification his hand searched for his hip pocket please let me know and why I need this for my essay

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 22:39
kinda/sorta

It's really a synecdoche, since the hand is part of the person who is ACTUALLY doing the searching.

However, if it is in a context which suggests that the hand is working "on its own" without the willful intent of the person, you *could* argue personification. But I wouldn't!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 21:51
Maybe. A hand is technically

Maybe. A hand is technically part of the person so maybe not, but it also isn't the actual person. I think it depends on how you look at it. I'm currently writing a poem about hands in which I use personification. (His hands danced as he worked over my wounds.. or something like that.)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 03:36
NOOO!

Dude, I don't think it is personification.
You are referring HIM, not AN OBJECT

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/10/2016 - 17:31
Personification?

...sitting on one of their fallen friends...

They're sitting on a tree.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 20:42
Well...

Who is "they"? If it is people, then no, it isn't a personification. If it was some other trees or rocks, then yes.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/19/2016 - 04:24
is this personification?

"And there the moon-bird rests from his flight"

- I want to say it is because it is a human trait to "rest" but just wanted to make sure before I place it in my essay.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/06/2015 - 23:04
No, resting isn't an

No, resting isn't an exclusively human trait.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 23:29
Ok this might sound dumb

But um so I have a project and it says that I have to include a term of personification...

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/06/2015 - 19:55
Is this personification?

A snowy owl floated past,
turning his head as he peered down at her curiously.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 00:19
Possibly

The first sentence is imagery because owls can't exactly "float", but neither can humans. The second sentence is not personification because owls can turn their heads and peer down. The only questionable thing is "curiously". Some people believe that animals can be curious and some people don't, so it's personification if you don't believe that animals (owls in this case) can be curious. Otherwise, none of this is personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 16:40
PLEASE HELP ASAP

is "the jacket was a stupid meaningless thing that was robbing him of his life" personification???

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 15:55
lol are you coming from rhs

same
!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 19:36
Is "a scream burst from her"

Is "a scream burst from her" personification

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 19:55
:)

The water catched the boy.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/16/2015 - 03:05
Is this personification

"I must remember to give my stomach the word"

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 21:42
of course its personification..

yes

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:09
Ummmm

I don't think that it is because he is giving his stomach the word. The HUMAN is giving the stomach the word. If the stomach gave the human the word, then it would be, but I don't think that his sentence is.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 00:28
This would be personification, right?

"The plants were stressed, and the bugs loved that."

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 00:23
Reply

Yes, it would; the plants in real life wouldn't be able to be actually stressed out.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/10/2015 - 00:18
Personification

Is this personification? The TV looed older than a 97 year old man.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 00:59
I don't believe so because

I don't believe so because the TV is not the one doing the action of looking.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/16/2015 - 02:34
Metaphor

Its comparing the Tv to the man, and its not using Like or As

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 03:18
That substantial death is amorous

Is this personification?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 20:44
is "play over your head" a

is "play over your head" a personification

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 22:56

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