Personification


Personification: Reference to abstractions or inanimate objects as though they had human qualities or abilities. The English term for prosopopeia (pro-so-po-pe’-i-a) or ethopoeia (e-tho-po’-ia): the description and portrayal of a character (natural propensities, manners and affections, etc.).

My apple trees were telling me I would be making a lot of cider and jelly this fall. Their branches were bent under the weight of the apples–red, round, luscious apples begging to be picked.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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