With this short PowerPoint presentation, students learn to recognize and use personification, one type of figurative language. The brief student activities include identifying examples of personification, explaining and illustrating examples of personification, and writing their own examples. Examples of personification included in the presentation are taken from poetry, a movie, and advertisements.
Also see my PowerPoint presentations on similes, metaphors and hyperbole.
From Classroom in the Middle
In the line "The rain hears; the rain answers," rain is being personified because it is doing things that a person would do - hearing and answering.
In "My Town," the fence posts are personified because they are doing things that a person would do - gossiping and watching. Also, the cars are personified when the author says that they winked at each other.
Hope this helps-
I have been teaching for about twenty-five years. For most of that time I taught English and a variety of other subjects in inclusion and self-contained classrooms. I have also taught in alternative school settings.