When you say "the sky was crying," this is an example of a time when you personify the sky.
When a corporation stands for all that is greedy and wrong with the business world, this is an example of when the corporation personifies greed and evil.
This character personifies evil.
To personify a ship by referring to it as “she”
Origin of personify
- French personnifier from personne person from Old French persone person
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition