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VIEs on Personification


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VIEs on Personification

  1. 1. Personification
  2. 2. What is Personification? It is a figure of speech where an inanimate object is given human qualities or abilities
  3. 3. Purpose Readers can create a mental image and get a clearer understanding of a situation, the meaning of something or the writer’s thoughts and feelings.
  4. 4. For example: The kettle sung as the water was boiled.  Kettles cannot sing in real life. The inanimate object personified refers to the kettle, and the human ability it has in this sentence is to sing. The writer thinks that the kettle made a melodious or pleasant sound when the water was being boiled in it
  5. 5. My heart sank when I received my poor results. Refers to how disappointed or depressed the writer is upon knowing how badly he/she has done in the examinations. My heart screamed when the car sped towards me. Refers to the extreme fear the writer was feeling when he/she thought the car was going to crash into him/her. VIEs for 8 May 2013
  6. 6. The sun smiled through the clouds after the rain was gone. Refers to how brightly the sun shone after the rain has stopped. The sunlight glared at me the moment I opened my eyes reluctantly. Refers to how the sunlight made the writer feel uncomfortable when he/she woke up. VIEs for 9 May 2013
  7. 7. Her answer slapped me in the face when I asked her to be my girlfriend. Refers to how her answer came as a nasty shock to the writer. The truth slapped me in the face when I realised he has been lying to me all along Refers to how the truth has been shocking and undesirable to the VIEs for 10 May 2013
  8. 8. My muscles screamed in pain after I had lifted those weights. Refers to how exhausted or painful the writer’s muscles are. My mind muttered a silent prayer as I waited for my results to be announced. Refers to the writer feeling desperate for the situation to end up for the better, in this case, for good results. VIEs for 21 May 2013
  9. 9. The tyres screeched as he sped down the expressway. Refers to how the sound made by the tyres are loud, ear-piercing and unpleasant like a human being. The water bottle leapt off the table. Refers to how the water bottle has fallen off the table. VIEs for 22 May 2013
  10. 10. The questions in the examination paper mocked me. Refers to how the questions seem to be laughing at how the writer was unable to answer them. My results scorned at me. Refers to how looking at the results the writer feel ashamed or embarrassed. VIEs for 27 May 2013
  11. 11. The trees danced in the wind. Refers to the happy sight of the trees swaying when the wind blows. The sunlight caressed my face as I walked to school. Refers to how the sunlight gently shines on the writer’s face. VIEs for 28 May 2013
  12. 12. I felt the darkness creeping on to me. Refers to how frightened the writer is when he/she encountered darkness. Her happiness walked out of the door when her boyfriend of ten years dumped her. Refers to how her happiness has been taken away. VIEs for 29 May 2013
  13. 13. After dinner was served, the knife rested by the sink. Refers to how the knife was left untouched after dinner. Opportunity may knock, but it seldom nags. Refers to how opportunity comes by but it does not wait for one to take it up. VIEs for 30 May 2013
  14. 14. Far out into the distance, the water held hands with the sky. Refers to the horizon where the sea appears to have merged with the sky. Mother nature sighed as Earth felt the wound. Refers to how Mother Nature is sad that Earth is being damaged from pollution. VIEs for 31 May 2013