Personification is the literary device that writers use to give inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics. Personification can also refer to a person or thing that embodies a quality, as in the saying, "He is the personification of greed."Continue Reading
Personification makes it easier for the reader to understand the description and put it into context. It also contributes to the mood of a scene and can be used to emphasize a point.
Some examples of personification include: