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What are some songs that use personification?

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An example of a song using personification is the song "Good Riddance," by Green Day. One of the lyrics in the song states that "Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go."

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While time cannot grab a person by the wrist as a person could, this personification does have a fun play on words. The idea of time on the wrist brings to mind wearing a watch.

Another song that has personification is Bob Marley's "Concrete Jungle." Personification shows up in the lyric, "the high yellow moon won't come out to play." Marley's songs had numerous allegories and metaphors in them.

One more example is Led Zepplin's song, "Thank You," which has the lyric, "my world, it smiles." This personification helps the singer describe a world of love.

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