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PersonificationGiving humancharacteristics orfeatures to objects
Personification Examples• The flowers begged for water.• The house was lazy and unkempt.• Lightning danced across the sky.• Trees bowed to the ground.• The carved pumpkin smiled at me.• The vines wove their fingers together to form a braid.• The wind whispered softly in the night.• The sun played hide and seek with the clouds.• The camera loved her.• The radio sprang to life at the touch of a button.• The bed groaned.
Personification Examples• The wind screamed as it raced around thehouse.• The stars winked at me.• The headlights winked.
Five Things About The Lakeby Flora De Flabe1. The lake is no slave to fashion, but she is proud of her frothyskirt of trees. Her dark, svelte figure.2. She doesn’t want to talk. The air rushes over her, whistlinghow have you been? – and she responds with a glassystare.3. The lake raises an eyebrow when she is speckled with rain.She doesn’t do anything else but the rain takes the hint.4. When the lake picks out her foliage she does so withimpeccable taste. Even the fallen leaves have agreed on acolour scheme.5. The lake enjoys being looked at (though she wouldn’t admitit). She likes that I’m writing this.This is an example of a personification list poem. It is full ofpersonification examples and excellent descriptions. How manyexamples of personification can you find?
Getting Started Personification• Flora de Falbe’s inspiration came fromtime spent by a lkae during a stay at theHurst, a Shropshire centre run by creativewriting organisation Arvon.• By using a real place as her inspirationand creating a fictional persona for it, shewas able to bring the lake to life.Choose your favourite place or object. Start to think about differentcharacteristics or qualities that place or object will have. How will heor she react in different circumstances?
Writing Your OwnPersonification List Poem• Try to include variety of characteristics andqualities in your poem:– Appearance– Character– Desires – Likes/Dislikes– Past experiences– Interaction with other objects– Feelings/Emotions– Possessions