Poetry Personification and Cinquains. What is Personification?. Personification is giving human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects (things, colours , qualities, or ideas). Some examples are: a)The sun greeted me this morning.
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Personification is giving human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects (things, colours, qualities, or ideas).
a)The sun greeted me this morning.
b) Snow had wrapped a white blanket over the city.
c)Time never waits for anyone.
d)Trees were dancing with the wind.
The sun greeted me this morning.
How is this personified?
To help you answer this, ask yourself:
In the line, what is the human trait?
Read the sentences in the boxes on the left. In the middle box, write down the object that is being personified. In the last box, explain what the sentences means. The first one is done for you.
It is not enough to say “The wall laughed”.
Ask yourself: When someone else reads this, will they understand
what it means?
Create you own line of personification. Remember…
An unrhymed poem consisting of five formatted lines.
Stalking, preening, searching
Slenderly fashioned by nature
One word topic
two describing words
three action words
A four word phrase
A synonym for the topic
Drenching, soaking, penetrating
Renewing the earth’s firmament
The topic that is introduced in the first line, is the topic continued though out the whole poem.
Fighting, charging, slaughtering
Worried, delighted, brave, fearsome
Extension challenge: Try incorporate personification.