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  1. Personification By: Me

  2. DEFINITION per·son·i·fi·ca·tion Spelled[per-son-uh-fi-key-shuhn] noun 1. the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects or abstract notions, especially as a rhetorical figure. 2. the representation of a thing or abstraction in the form of a person, as in art. 3. the person or thing embodying a quality or the like; an embodiment or incarnation: He is the personification of tact. 4. an imaginary person or creature conceived or figured to represent a thing or abstraction. 5. the act of personifying.

  3. EXAMPLES The tree was talking to me. The house loomed over the yard The walls were staring at me [inside SpongeBob's mind]SpongeBob boss: Hurry up! What do you think I'm paying you for?SpongeBob worker: You don't pay me. You don't even exist. We're just a clever visual metaphor used to personify the abstract concept of thought.SpongBob boss: One more crack like that and you're outta here!SpongeBob worker: No, please! I have three kids!("No Weenies Allowed," SpongeBob SquarePants, 2002) I found that on a website.