Personification

Victoria Grantmeyer

What is Personification?

Personification-Giving human-like qualities or actions to a nonhuman object.

What does it look like?

One example of personification is, "This city is alive!" Clearly a city cannot be alive. What this phrase actually means is that the city is bright or is lively.

One more...

Another example of personification is, "The tree thrust its fingers into the pond." As everyone knows, trees don't have fingers they have roots. This example shows that the trees roots were growing into the pond. This shows how human qualities or actions can appear on a nonhuman object.