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Personification

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Transcript of Personification

Figure of speech in which nonhuman things such as ideas, objects or animals, are given human characteristics. Personification
The Sky is Low, the Clouds are Mean
Emily Dickinson

THE sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A traveling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.
A narrow wind complains all day
How some one treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem. 1. How is this commercial an example of personification? 2. Write down three examples of personification from the poem.
3. What kinds of words does she use to set the mood or tone of the story?
4. What does she compare nature to? Why? Two Sunflowers
Move in the Yellow Room.
"Ah, William, we're weary of weather,"
said the sunflowers, shining with dew.
"Our traveling habits have tired us.
Can you give us a room with a view?"
They arranged themselves at the window
and counted the steps of the sun,
and they both took root in the carpet
where the topaz tortoises run.

William Blake
(1757-1827) 5. Why do you think Blake chooses to have Sunflowers talk? April Rain Song
Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.

by Langston Hughes 7. What does the following
poet personify in the video? 6. What personification do you see in Hughes' poem? Choose a non-human object/thing and
write a 4-8 line poem using personification
about this object/thing
AIG students: Your poem should be 12 lines
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