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    What is personification?

    What does personification mean?

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    Personification is the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas or to animals or to inanimate objects. It is also the act of representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature.


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    Re: What is personification?

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    What does personification mean?
    The word "personification" can be used to describe the technique of placing human characteristics on concepts, animals, or inanimate objects. It also can be used to describe a person as the embodiment of a concept.

    John is the personification of greed.

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    this picture is the personification i use here

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    [quote="shopping20"]this picture is the personification i use here
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    I would call that a representation rather than a personification. :wink:

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    woo...sorry, i made a silly mistake.sorrrrrrrrrry

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopping20
    woo...sorry, i made a silly mistake.sorrrrrrrrrry
    No problem. You were close to the mark. :)

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    by the way,do u think my avatar is a little big?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopping20
    by the way,do u think my avatar is a little big?
    It's big enough. It's not too big tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopping20
    by the way,do u think my avatar is a little big?
    I must say, the thought had occurred to me.

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