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[ pɜːsˈɒnɪfɪkˈe͡ɪʃən], [ pɜːsˈɒnɪfɪkˈe‍ɪʃən], [ p_ɜː_s_ˈɒ_n_ɪ_f_ɪ_k_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Personification is the technique of attributing human characteristics or emotions to non-human entities. Some synonyms for personification include embodiment, incarnation, representation, symbolization, and anthropomorphism. Embodiment suggests the material manifestation of an abstract idea, while incarnation implies a divine or supernatural representation. Representation highlights the idea of standing in place of something, while symbolization emphasizes the use of symbols to represent or embody a concept or idea. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human-like qualities to animals or non-living things. Each of these synonyms can be used to describe the technique of personification, and each carries its own distinct connotations and implications.

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Usage examples for Personification

But he took the book and read of the beautiful, pure and trustful Una, the personification of Truth, the beloved of the Red Cross Knight.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
Indeed, allow Mrs. Rossiter two consecutive hours of peace and quiet, she, sitting like the personification of the English climate, alone before her fire, and she could make any one into anything-once made so they remained.
Hugh Walpole
A scent of rotten apples met him as the door opened, a scent so strong that it was confused at once with his vision of the woman who stood there, she, with her gnarled and puckered face, her brown skin and crooked nose standing, as it were, for an actual and visible personification of all the rotten apples that had ever been in the world.
Hugh Walpole

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