English Topic 37 - Personification


Personification is a literacy device that may be examined in 11 plus English exams. It is when human characteristics are applied to animals, things or ideas.

Examples:

The wind whispered all night keeping me awake.

The sun smiled at the hills at the break of day.

Rain knocked and thumped on our door during the storm.

Fish danced amongst the coral reef.

That chocolate cake is calling my name.

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