Personification

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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
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
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
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
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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
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
is this personification??if not what literary device is it?

Exposed to the light that seep

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 21:19
Help me

I need help what is give me a hand? Is it a simile or personificatinon or onomatopoeias or hyperboles or idioms or metaphor plz help me

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/07/2015 - 04:08
Its an Idium

I don't think the person is actually going to give you one of their (Or someone's) hands.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 03:19
Is this personification

The pumpkins sat there

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 02:50
yes

pumpkins can't sit humans can

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/18/2015 - 17:32
this is not personification

this is not personification

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 22:52
same to you

same to you

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/17/2015 - 21:28
yes

yes

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 01:12
Is this Personification?

Pretty Pictures

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 01:35
Is this personification, if not what is it?

Not sure whether "she rendered it simple in but a few moments of close-up" is personification or not?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 09/26/2015 - 05:39
No it's not

No it's not

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/27/2015 - 00:18
Help please

"put not another sin on my head" is this personification?
Thank you in advance

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/23/2015 - 07:37
no

no

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 04:09
Personification

No, this is not personification because neither your head or the sin is given a human trait.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/15/2015 - 17:02
Personification versus Synecdoche

Don't know you still need it, but "put not another sin on my head" sounds to be more synecdoche than personification, as the writer is using head to refer to the entire self.

Also, it seems that the writer is not trying to ascribe a human quality to the head, that is he isn't describing the head according to the word "sin."

Does that make sense? If I described the sun as sinful or the trees as sinful, then that'd be using the word "sin" to describe them and directly to humanize them. But if I say, 'let not another sin fall upon this earth," I am not describing the earth as "sinful," nor am I trying to give it a human characteristic to make it feel alive or capable of sin.

But especially, in this case, because the head is meant to refer to one's self, I can't see this as personification, unless the speaker was personifying him/her self, which would require him/her to be something other than human, which could happen in some contexts. Rather they were using a part of something to refer to the whole, meaning synecdoche.

Hope that helped.

Full disclosure: I'm no English professor, I'm no published writer, I'm not even a grad-student or anything like that. I'm just a sophomore in college who likes to think of himself as a writer.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/13/2015 - 00:38
Is this personification?

The wrath of the moon.

The warrior that is the sun.

Thank you for your advice.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/08/2015 - 23:26
what i think...

the first is but the second one is more of a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 05:47
Personification with animal qualities

My child's teacher said, the tea cup took a lot of tea, was not personification, because a dog can take a bone.
Also, the wind roared was seem as personification.
Does it have to be something only humans can do, attributed to a non-human?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/26/2015 - 16:17
Zoomorphism

I'm not sure I agree with the teacher's response to "the cup took a lot of tea," since a person can certainly take something.

"The wind roared" is an example of zoomorphism, where a person or object takes on qualities of animals. Lions roar. People do not typically roar; if they do, it's seen as an animalistic attribute. Zoomorphism is not taught often among literary elements, even though it is a fairly common occurrence in literature. Your child's teacher may not have been aware of the term, and so had trouble explaining why roaring wind is not personification.

Personification *is* giving only HUMAN attributes to non-human things. Notice that the word "person" is within the word itself.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 20:18
Is "happy torment"

Is "happy torment" personification?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 19:47
is black dark

is black dark personification?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 01:02
Is this personification?

“her heart talked to her as she saw the love of her life"

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/30/2015 - 02:59
Yes

Yes, it is personification because your heart can't talk.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 06:08

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