Personification

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Is this Personification?

The race towards death had begun

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:06
Zoomorphism

In a way it is a reverse personification, but does it count as a literary device?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/29/2018 - 19:26
Is this personification?

The door cracked open

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/26/2018 - 00:05
Personfication

No it's not

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/17/2018 - 12:00
would this be personification?

A dense cloud looms behind us.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/11/2018 - 14:09
Personificatioon

For decades, the forest, hugging the eastern side of Birch Hollow, had no visitors.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 00:10
Anthropomorphism vs Personification

Difference between Anthropomorphism and Personification?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/28/2018 - 18:22
Personification

personification is making something not human, or incapable of human actions or feelings or thought, do that.

ex. The book commanded me to read on.

ex. I turned around to see his eyes burning deep into my soul. They locked with mine as they ripped out my heart and replaced it with fear.

The incorrect way to use personification would be to refer to something human like or human, and make it do something human.

ex. He turned around, and yanked my hair

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:02
Here's an answer to all of you

If you're asking "is this a personification?", stop and think if it it referring to anything human-like, if not, then it's not a personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:07
Personification

Is this personification?’
Eyes burning my back ?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/01/2018 - 01:35
what?

I get what its suppose to mean, but I don't think that that is a personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 01:03
Would this be personification

Would this be personification "it sounded frozen"? If not what would it be instead?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/18/2018 - 00:55
Is this personification?

Daylight peeled away the shelter of darkness.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/26/2018 - 01:35
It is personification.

Yes, it is personification. Daylight is not a living object that can peel something away.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:15
Help

'Pregnant clouds' a metaphor or personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:11
Yes

You are giving a human characteristic to a not living item.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/07/2018 - 03:53
Is this??

Gates of hell

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:45
Is it personification

Hungry eyes

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/30/2018 - 19:43
yes

yes it is

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 20:42
Is this?

Is "blue vault" personification if it refers to the sky?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/27/2018 - 17:36
No

No, because Blue Vault does not present any human like characteristics to the reader. It provides description instead. What you're referring to is a periphrasis because the author chose to write the sky as Blue Vault, using a useless and unnecessary excess amount of words.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 03:05
is this an example of

is this an example of personification: “They felt hard, those words; sharp and pointed on my tongue” (3837).

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:35
no

no because you said the word "felt"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/23/2018 - 23:58
Is the phrase " the axe went

Is the phrase " the axe went flying" an example of personification

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 07:09
No it is not

No it is not

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/08/2018 - 23:40
Who’s only companions would be the gentle woodland

Is this personification

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 21:39
Is this?

Is "Sweet Dove" personification?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:15
no it isn't

no it isn't

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:54
is this?

he just has some blind spots

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/18/2017 - 17:37
Is this personification?

The front door slammed.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 17:20
No, it isn't personification.

The front door slamming is not personification because front doors could be slammed by human force. Personification is like this: "Hunger stared down from the smokeless chimneys and stared up from the filthy street." (That is a quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens) In that example, hunger does not stare down in real life.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/05/2018 - 00:19
dancing through blister night

Is this personification

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:38
Personification

The words on the page pointed a finger right at me

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:40
thanks for this sentence. it

thanks for this sentence. it help me a lot

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/25/2017 - 15:33
Nope

No. Because doors slam-people do not.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/25/2017 - 00:43
Is shivering bundle a personification

Is shivering bundle a personification

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 21:39
depends on what the bundle

depends on what the bundle is. If it's of people then no. If its a bundle of tree's then yes.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/26/2017 - 00:26
Is the personification

Romeros face was very brown

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/20/2017 - 03:59
Who's Romero?

No, this is not personification. Brown can be used as a descriptive term for anything human or non-human. A personification of Romero's face would be "His face whispered tales of his long and storied life". Can faces really whisper? No. But can faces be brown? Yes.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/27/2017 - 00:22
Personification

the chair walked straight at me is this personification

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:08
yes

chair's don't walk, so yes.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/18/2018 - 07:05
personification

Is it correct to say "Thank you for personifying teamwork" ?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/16/2017 - 01:54
Personification ?

"She (a doll) was two inches tall, with yellow hair pulled up in a high ponytail and her hands on her hips..."
Could hair pulled up be personification
And her hands on her hips?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/04/2017 - 00:16
Personification

No. It describes the style of hair the doll has. Although the doll is inanimate, her hands are really on her hips. the author is trying to describe how the doll looks like. Don't confuse that with personification which uses non human-like items and gives it human qualities. For example "Everything was screaming: the sea, the wind, my heart."

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/16/2017 - 01:14
JK Rowling Personification or Metaphor?

I'm curious, would "talent and intelligence never yet inoculated the caprice of the Fates..." from JK Rowling's speech be considered personification since talent and intelligence are not inanimate objects. Would this instead be a metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 04:17
Personification/Imagery?

The wind whispers in my ears.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:46
Personified imagery.

Personified imagery.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:07
Personification question

Is "the roaring library fire" personification or metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/22/2017 - 15:55
personification

personification

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:50
"And Yet His Heart Grew Cold"

When something's heart grows cold, is that personification?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 02:57

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