Personification is one of the most commonly used and recognized literary devices. It refers to the practice of attaching human traits and characteristics with inanimate objects, phenomena and animals.

“The raging winds”

“The wise owl”

“The warm and comforting fire”

20 thoughts on “Personification”

  1. Is “struck by a question” personification? I don’t think it is because a question is a noun but it isn’t an object or something in nature. What literary device would it be?

  2. “The picture of my mother I was carrying in my felt hot against my heart, as if she herself were sweating” could this be personification?

    1. Basically personification is the action of giving an animal or object human characteristic for imagery like “the roaring fire” is describing a strong fire. And anthropomorphism is when you take a animal or object and make it human like, such as Donald Duck or the tea pot from Beauty and the Beast. So in summery personification is imagery and anthropomorphism is make something more human.

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