In writing, personification means giving an inanimate (non-living) object human traits and qualities, such as emotions, desires, sensations, physical gestures and speech. Examples are 'the leaves swayed in the wind', 'the ocean heaved a sigh' or 'the frowning cliff smiled at last'. In easy language personification is just giving an example of a living being for a non living thing The wind yells while blowing. Now, obviously the wind cannot yell only people can. This is what is called Personification. A few more examples of personification in sentences:-
- The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky.
- She did not realize that the opportunity was knocking at her door.
- The thunder grumbled like an old man.
- At precisely 6:30 am my alarm clock sprang to life.
- The fire ran wild and swallowed the forrest, as the flames licked the trees green leaves
- The tornado ran through town without a care.
- My life came screeching to a halt.
- Time creeps up on you.
- The news took me by surprise.
- The tsunami raced towards the coastline.
- The sky smiled, as the horrible clouds raced across the it, out of its way.
- The birds saluted the aeroplane.
Personification is such an easy thing to learn how to use, if you have an active imagination to think of all the wild personification sentences to use.
Personification also gives writing a bit more of an unrealistic turn, to give life to objects, to make a sort of fiction book. So if you are someone who is interested in writing fiction books and other things related to them, you need to use personification to give it that really good, unrealistic turn.
Another word for comparing a person with an object is Objectification.