Personification

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Personification Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
  • representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
  • a person who represents an abstract quality; "she is the personification of optimism"

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  • a person who represents an abstract quality; "she is the personification of optimism" ,
  • representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature ,
  • the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.

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Personification Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to animals, objects or ideas.

In the arts, personification means representing a non-human thing as if it were human. Personification gives human traits and qualities, such as emotions, desires, sensations, gestures and speech, often by way of a metaphor.

Personification is much used in visual arts. Examples in writing are "the leaves waved in the wind", "the ocean heaved a sigh" or "the Sun smiled at us". In easy language personification is just giving an example of a living being for a non living thing. "The wind shouted". Obviously the wind cannot shout, only people can. This is what is called personification.

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* An optimist is the human personification of spring. - Susan J. Bissonette


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