Personification Worksheet 2




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Personification Worksheet 2


Directions: In each sentence, an object or idea is personified. Identify the object or idea that is being personified and explain which human trait or action is applied to the object or idea.



Personification: a figurative language technique where an object or idea is given human traits or characteristics.



1. The sad waters of the icy wasteland streamed through barren landscape.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________




2. As Shelia walked home from school, the wind gripped her in its frigid fingertips.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________




3. Alan found that his wife had left him, and he felt that joy would never visit his home again.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________




4. The engine hacked and coughed as Kevin turned the key, but the old car wouldn’t start.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________




5. Though Dante tried to live a pious life and be a good father, the streets called to him at night.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________





6. The night was calm and still as crickets chirped and owls hooted under the light of the moon.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________




7. Though it’s been said that “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” some girls prefer chocolate.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________




8. Little Vito was attempting to sneak out of his parent’s house to cause trouble late at night. He was tiptoeing across the kitchen floor toward the backdoor the creaky floor boards and his squeaky shoes told his parents he was leaving. Big Vito was none too pleased with little Vito.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________




9. Gina was the most beautiful girl in the whole town. Her eyes were a blanket of stars. Her teeth shined like fresh porcelain tiles. Her long vivacious hair enjoyed many beautiful adventures as it traveled down the course of her shoulder blades. But the true source of her beauty was her personality: Gina made the world a better place by being a good person.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________




10. Victor was walking home from his friend Paco’s house late at night when he heard a tree branch breaking deep in the forest. His heart beat rapidly as he wondered what could have made that noise. Was it an animal? Was it a man? Was it something else? Victor knew that the forest would keep its many secrets as he would not be investigating tonight. Victor ran all the way home.



What is being personified? _______________________________________________________________


Which human trait or quality is given? ______________________________________________________



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