Personification definition

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A figure of speech in which a thing, quality, or idea is represented as a person.
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A person or thing thought of as representing some quality, thing, or idea; embodiment; perfect example.

He is the personification of honesty.

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A personifying or being personified.
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A figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstractions are endowed with human qualities or are represented as possessing human form, as in Hunger sat shivering on the road or Flowers danced about the lawn.
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A person or thing typifying a certain quality or idea; an embodiment or exemplification.
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Artistic representation of an abstract quality or idea as a person.
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The act of personifying.
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The Grim Reaper is a personification of death.

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Personification is giving human characteristics to non-living things or ideas.

An author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of personification.

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Adolf Hitler was the personification of anti-Semitism.

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A figure of speech, prosopopoeia, in which an inanimate object or an abstraction is given human qualities.

The writer used personification to convey her ideas.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
personification
Plural:
personifications

Origin of personification