Personification (64 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

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!

Citation:
Editors. "Personification". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=854, accessed 08 December 2016.]