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PERSONIFICATIO

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ORIGIN

PART
OF
SPEECH
NOUN

YEAR
1745–1755
personi(fy) +
-fication

STATUS A commonly favoured literary tool Often used without one’s knowledge .

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in some cases.com/watch?v=4yLtrKw0opY . http://www.youtube.DEFINE Personification is when you assign the qualities of a person to something that isn't human or. to something that isn't even alive.

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WHY USE IT? • used as a method of describing something so that others can understand • used to emphasize a point .

MECHANICS The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky. Subject Adverb Verb Prepositional phrase .

IMAGES derived from SENSORY EXPERIENCES are the stuff of one’s THOUGHT CREATIVITY .

• The snow swaddled the earth like a mother would her infant child. • My computer throws a fit every time I try to use it. • The ocean wave slashed out at the boat and the storm continued to brew. • He did not realize that his last chance was sneaking out of the door. . • She did not realize that opportunity was knocking at her door.EXAMPLES • The first rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow.

Personification In Poetry •show inanimate objects taking on human characteristics .

•The cow jumped over the moon. diddle.dj/nursery-rhyme-hey-diddle-diddle-downloadmp3-mp4-1Yll770Kqsk#v/pvhfa0LaVGU . •http://clip.Personification in Children's Literature THE CAT & THE FIDDLE •Hey diddle. •And the dish ran away with the spoon. •The little dog laughed •To see such sport. •The cat and the fiddle.

HUMOU R • A Cat Named Joe where a cat thinks in a different way than cats usually think and engages in conversation. .

he holds a normal conversation It's just that within he's in a different kind of skin ..A CAT NAMED JOE There's a cat named Joe and you wouldn't want to know But he thinks he'd like to be a Hippopotamus And it sounds very strange and he really wants to change And in that way he's just like a lot of us Oh.. it wouldn't be so bad if he was certified as mad But he's not.

tables and chairs become their ballroom! I flick my fingers. on to the walls. Beans and turkey are doing the twist! Peas. they're doing the tango! Written from a child’s perspective personifies food . apples or mangos. to jump. to dance. swing my wrist. plumbs. I wait for the chance! As mommy goes in and out of the room. I wait for the time.My Dinner Loves Dancing My food loves to prance.

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Personification in Poetry • changes the way you perceive the poetry • changes the meaning of the poem .

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BE A COMPOSER Use personification to create a brand new song (duration of song) (Less than 1 min) .

Rewrite the lyrics of the song using personification. Select a segment of the song to recreate it. . Keep the tune of the selected song. Sing the song for the class in the next EL lesson.PAIR TASK BE A COMPOSER Choose a song that both of you are familiar with.

Appropriate word choices Socially acceptable ideas in the lyrics .