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Grade 5 - English Language
4.7 Figurative Language - Personification

Writers use many techniques to make their writing interesting to read. One of these techniques is to use what is called figurative language, which is a special way of using words. There are four common types of figurative language. These are the simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole.

PERSONIFICATION

In personification, an idea, object, or animal is given the characteristics of a person.

For example,
The supersonic jet roared into the sky.


Directions: For each object below, write a sentence using personification. The first one has been done for you.

1. life
Life has been good to me.


2. dog


3. car


4. fire truck


5. trees


6. weather


Directions: As a homework, read a book and find examples of personification.

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