Personification is a type of figurative language that gives human traits to animals, plants, objects, and other non-human things. For example,
- The blanket held me close.
- The computer suffered.
- The dog scolded me.
People can do amazing things, from running and leaping to feeling complex emotions. We are unique in that way. That's why personification is what writers use to bring non-human things to life by giving an animal or object qualities and abilities that only a human can have. This creative literary devices helps us better understand the writer's message and adds interest and fun to poems and stories.