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A person, thing or name typifying a certain quality or idea; an embodiment or exemplification

Adolf Hitler was the personification of anti-Semitism.

An artistic representation of an abstract quality as a human

The Grim Reaper is a personification of death.

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

The writer used personification to convey her ideas.

{n} a change of thing to persons
A figure of speech in which human traits are given to non-human things or abstractions
Figurative language in which a concept, idea, object or animal is given human qualities (think of every Bugs Bunny cartoon you ever saw) See Imagery
Figure of speech in which nonhuman or nonliving things are given human traits or attributes
giving non-animated objects, human qualities
"The pitcher, beaded with sweat, stood on the sideboard, ready for me to carry around to each glass (page 12)
A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or abstract idea is represented as animated, or endowed with personality; prosopop&?;ia; as, the floods clap their hands
If you say that someone is the personification of a particular thing or quality, you mean that they are a perfect example of that thing or that they have a lot of that quality. He was usually the personification of kindness
A type of figurative language which attributes human qualities to non-human subjects example: The ocean roared in anger at the ship and its crew
attribution of personal characteristics to an impersonal entity See also: hypostatize
giving human attributes to a non-human thing or idea
/ attribution of personality to an impersonal thing *England expects every man to do his duty Lord Nelson (A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples, Ross Scaife)
an anthropomorphic figure of speech where the poet describes an abstraction, a thing, or a non-human form as if it were a person William Blake's "O Rose, thou art sick!" is an example, but not "Oh Rose, you smashed up the Chevy again!"
giving human qualities to inanimate objects: The chair sulked in the corner
is giving human qualities to animals or objects
A non-human is identified with the human or given human characteristics See Exploring Language, page 55
{i} act of ascribing human qualities to an inhuman object; embodiment, incarnation; symbol; model, example
A figure of speech in which things or abstract ideas are given human attributes: dead leaves dance in the wind, blind justice
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc
treating an abstraction as if it were a person by endowing it with humanlike qualities
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
- a form of metaphor in which human characteristics are attributed to nonhuman things
   a literary device that takes an abstract quality or spiritual reality and speaks of it in human terms The Book of Proverbs, 3, 16 says of Wisdom, "Long life is in her right hand, in her left are riches and honor " Speaking of wisdom as if it were a human being in personification
Inanimate objects described as if were people or animals
endowment of inanimate objects or qualities with human attributes (e g , The tree reached high with outstretched arms )
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature a person who represents an abstract quality; "she is the personification of optimism
  representation of a thing of abstraction as a person with human qualities
Giving human traits to nonliving objects
a person who represents an abstract quality; "she is the personification of optimism"
Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects or abstract ideas Ex: "The cruel hand of Fate " "A one-armed bandit "
The act of personifying; impersonation; embodiment
an imaginary person conceived as representing a thing, concept or deity
personifications
plural of personification
personification

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