Stylistic Devices – Personification

attribution of human characteristics to animals, inanimate objects or abstractions

Animals, inanimate objects or abstractions are represented as having human characteristics (behaviour, feelings, character etc.). Personification can make a narration more interesting and lively.


  • Why these two countries would remain at each other's throat for so long. (3)
  • I closed the door, and my stubborn car refused to open it again.
  • The flowers nodded their heads as if to greet us.
  • The frogs began their concert.