Personification is a way of writing that makes a non-human thing either perform or acquire human traits.
#1 - For example, in the picture "Beer Buddies" above, the plant looks like two people holding hands. Could you write a sentence about this vine that talked about this and use personification? Perhaps:
Ex 1: The one vine held hands with the other, not wanting to grow apart.
See? I made the two vines hold hands, but I also made them seem like they want to stay together. Humans can have an emotion where they want to stay with someone. But vines can't.
#2 - In the photo "Tree has arms," we know that trees can't literally have arms. But what if they did? Could you write a sentence about that? What about something like:
Ex 2: The pine faced me with open arms knowing that I was lonely that day.
Here I've made the tree not only seem like it's seeking a hug, but also seem like it wants to comfort me.
Try this out on the pics below. Read the directions before you leave a comment.
Time for you to practice this! Scroll through the images above and find 3 images that speak to you. What could you say that these objects or animals are doing that would be like a human? Contribute in the stream below.