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Personification (Grade 4)

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The definition of personification is...
  1. giving human characteristics to non-human objects.
  2. using like or as when comparing two or more things.
  3. comparing two or more things without using like or as.
  4. when you talk bad about a person.
Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?
  1. The star I wished on winked at me.
  2. The trout danced on the water's surface.
  3. The angry mirror showed every wrinkle on his face.
  4. The sun was warm on the child's face.
Which of the following is an example of personification?
  1. The cookies smelled like a delicious cake.
  2. The cookies smell delicious.
  3. The delicious smell of cookies walked me to the kitchen.
  4. The delicious cookies are a dream.
In the sentence below, what is being personified?

Like little ballerinas, the daffodils twirled and danced in the breeze.

Which is an example of personification?
  1. The wind grabbed onto my arms.
  2. The wind is like a thundering sea.
  3. The wind is the sea.
  4. The wind winds wondrously without a witness
"The foamy ocean waves kissed the shore playfully" is an example of personification.
  1. True
  2. False
In the sentence "the wind danced through the trees," what is being given human characteristics?

Fill in the blank with the word that makes the sentence below an example of personification.

The sun                 down on the Earth.
  1. smiled
  2. showed
  3. shone
Which is NOT an example of personification?
  1. The wind whistled in the breeze.
  2. The wind blew across the field.
  3. The wind cried out in the night.
  4. The wind hugged us as we walked.
Create an example of personification.

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