Personification

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Meaning

Personification, also known as anthropomorphism, is the attribution of human characteristics to something nonhuman.

Example: The sun smiled brightly on the field below.

Many of Aesop’s fables rely heavily upon this technique, while Disney has taken it to the next level:

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