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It is a literary device which gives human traits or qualities to animals or things. It is when the non-humans are given human characteristics. By here a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings.
√ The leaves waved in the wind.
√ The town lay on a broad estuary, its old yellow plastered building hugging the beach.
√ The door protested as it opened slowly.
√ The moon played hide and seek with the clouds.
√ A town has a nervous system and a head, shoulders and feet.
√ The wind of the morning ruffled the water of the estuary and whispered through the mangroves.
√ The car complained as the key was roughly turned in its ignition.
√ My alarm clock yells at me to get out of bed every morning.
√ The evil was hidden behind the brush fence.
√ A wounded boat does not heal.
√ The sky was brushed clean by the wind.
√ The approaching car’s headlights winked at me.
√ The camera loves her since she is so pretty.
√ The stairs groaned as we walked on them.
√ The coyotes cried and laughed in the forest.
√ Beware of the tree that bleeds!
√ My flowers were begging for water.
√ The thunder was grumbling in the distance.
√ The wildfire ran through the forest at an amazing speed.
√ The moon smiled at the stars in the sky.