Personification Examples – What Is Personification and Some Examples

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PERSONIFICATION EXAMPLES – The use of personification in various literary forms is common and here are some examples.

A figure of speech that attributes ” human nature or character to animals, inanimate objects, or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure” is called personification. This is one of the most commonly used literary tools and is a type of metaphor.

Personification Examples

Simply put, personification is talking about non-human things as if they were human. It is representing something in the form of a person.

The use of this puts a dash of art and creativity into a poem or story. It adds life to the inanimate objects and makes the reader imagine to understand.

Here are some famous quotes that have this:

  • “The Brave Little Toaster”
    (novel by Thomas M. Disch and adapted animated film series)
  • “This Tornado Loves You”
    (song by Neko Case)
  • “Happy Feet”
    (animated musical film)
  • “Time Waits for No One”
    (song by The Rolling Stones)
  • “The Little Engine that Could”
    (children’s book by Watty Piper)
  • “Here Comes the Sun”
    (by The Beatles)

Here are some other examples:

  1. My heart danced when I saw him approaching me.
  2. The cold whispers of the wind.
  3. This picture says a lot!
  4. I can tell by her non-smiling eyes that she is in discomfort.
  5. The summer sun kissed my cheeks.
  6. My alarm yelled and I immediately got up.
  7. The clouds groaned aloud – a sign of a strong rain to come.
  8. I can only look at the river swallowing my phone drowning it deeper.
  9. The dandelions waltzed with the wind.
  10. I heard angry thunder from a distance.
  11. The dog jumped with so much joy.
  12. The storm trampled the town.


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