Personification Definition | What is Personification? - PoetrySoup
[n] the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
[n] representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
[n] a person who represents an abstract quality; "she is the personification of optimism"
A form of poetry in which human characteristics are attributed to nonhuman things. Personification offers the poet a way to give the world life and motion by assigning familiar human behaviors and emotions to animals, inanimate objects, and abstract ideas.
Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).
THE FOG comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches 5
and then moves on.
avatar, embodiment, embodiment, figure, figure of speech, human, image, incarnation, individual, mortal, person, queen, somebody, someone, soul, trope