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Published on Nov 18, 2015

Personification in poetry lesson



When a non-living thing is given human attributes

"The flowers begged for water"

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"The stars winked at me"

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"My pen danced across the page"

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Creating personifications

What human qualities do you see in these objects?
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Personification in poetry


She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead."

-A. A. Milne

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The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

- Carl Sandburg

April Rain Song

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.

- Langston Hughes

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