Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Personification"

Example sentences using "Personification"

Q: Personification ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: personification means to describe objects with human traits. "The computer is thinking". Computers do not really think but humans do. "That pizza is calling me". Pizza don't talk, but it might've make you hungry

Synonyms of "Personification" and their differences

Q: Personification ve Pathetic Fallacy arasındaki fark nedir?


The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

Example: "the book provides a sustained account of how literary personification works"

Pathetic Fallacy:

This is also a form of personification. However, the key difference is the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals, especially in art and literature, as opposed to simply human characteristics.
Q: Personification ve Anthropomorphism arasındaki fark nedir?
A: Wow this is a great question. I literally had to read an entire article to figure this out myself. So if it makes you feel any better, I don’t think most English speakers know the difference either!

So, personification is when you represent a human idea or trait to any non-human thing, like a concept or an object. Sometimes when your computer doesn’t work, or you can’t get your cellphone to make a call, you might feel like the computer or the phone is working against you, like it’s TRYING to make things harder for you. Now, of course it’s not; it’s just a computer or a cell phone. But the feeling that something non-human has a human trait, that’s personification. You can also see this in the saying “Love is blind.” Love is an idea, so it has no sight, obviously. But using personification here gives a nice little nuance that you wouldn’t get if you used a more simple language.

Anthropomorphism is more literal. It’s when something nonhuman is ACTING human. When you see Snoopy walking around and chatting with the other characters in Peanuts, that’s anthropomorphism. If you’ve ever read “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, that’s anthropomorphism.

There’s a lot of nuance here, but I think understanding the difference between these allows you to be more subtle and effective with your language.

Thank you for asking this question, I learned a lot by answering it!! よろしくお願いします^ ^

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