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What is personification?

 

Definition
 

Personification is an ontological metaphor in which a thing or abstraction is represented as a person.

Example (English)
 
  • His religion tells him he can’t drink wine.
  • Generic
      Personification is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Lakoff, G. and Johnson 1980 33–34

     

    Mish 1991 878


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