Definitions for personificationpərˌsɒn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən
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a person who represents an abstract quality
"she is the personification of optimism"
representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
A person, thing or name typifying a certain quality or idea; an embodiment or exemplification.
Adolf Hitler was the personification of anti-Semitism.
A figure of speech, prosopopeia, in which an inanimate object or an abstraction is given human qualities.
The writer used personification to convey her ideas.
An artistic representation of an abstract quality as a human
The Grim Reaper is a personification of death.
the act of personifying; impersonation; embodiment
a figure of speech in which an inanimate object or abstract idea is represented as animated, or endowed with personality; prosopop/ia; as, the floods clap their hands
Origin: [Cf. F. personnification.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Merchants seized on this guy right away, they immediately saw the possibility that this personification could be useful in their selling.
We've lost 5,000 fellow New Yorkers, and you can feel it. You can feel it, you can see it, rudolph Giuliani is the personification of courage.
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.
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