Definition of personification and their examples.


What is Personification?

Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or an object is given human attributes or feelings. We can say they are a common form of metaphors in which human characteristics are attributed to non-human things. Many writers use it for composing children’s literature because it rises imagination for understanding.

Let’s study a few examples,
The moon smiled at the stars in the sky.
Smiling is a human attribute given to the moon which is a non-living object.
Our next example is a verse from William Blakes beautiful poem.

Ah, William, we’re weary of whether 
Said the son flowers 
shining with dew

In this verse, the sunflowers are talking to the poet they are tired of being outside and want to change places. It’s obvious that sunflowers cant talk so William uses personification to give them the characteristics.

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