Presentation on theme: "Personification Sometimes a writer will give human characteristics to nonhuman things. Objects, ideas, places or animals may be given human qualities."— Presentation transcript:
Personification Sometimes a writer will give human characteristics to nonhuman things. Objects, ideas, places or animals may be given human qualities. They may perform human actions..
Personification This type of figurative language is called personification. It helps the writer create an exciting picture in the reader’s mind
Examples of Personification The tree stood straight and strong like an old warrior. The engine gasped and groaned, protesting against the cold night air. The telephone is ignoring me today. The raindrops danced on my roof.
Examples of Personification The sailboat danced gracefully past us. The flames ate hungrily at the burning house. The once-proud trees bent meekly before the storm. The broad, flat rock lay sunning itself by the stream.
Examples of Personification From George Gray of Spoon River Anthology Sorrow knocked at my door but I was afraid. Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chance.