(64 words)
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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

A figurative use of language which attributes human qualities to ideas or things. For example the morning and the sun in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald:

Awake, for Morning in the bowl of night
Has flung the stone that sets the stars to flight
And Lo! The warrior of the east has caught
The Sultan's turret in a noose of light!
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Editors. "Personification". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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