Personification is ascribing a human trait or ability to a concept or a non-human object.
Personification is an example of figure language, which is the use of words in an unusual or imaginative manner. Personification can be considered a metaphor, which asserts that one thing is something that it literally is not.
Examples of PersonificationHere are some examples of personification:
You Can Use Speech Marks with PersonificationYou can use speech marks to show your readers that a word is not being used in its true sense. Speech marks are therefore acceptable with personification. For example:
Read more about using speech marks to denote so-called or allegedly.
What is figure language?
What is a metaphor?
Using speech marks to denote so-called or allegedly
Capital letters with the four seasons
Glossary of grammatical terms
Click on the example of personification:
YOU CAN THINK ABOUT CAPITALIZING A SEASON IF IT'S PERSONIFIED
There is quaint "ruling" which states that a season can be given a capital letter if it is personified. Do not expect many of today's grammarians to support you if you opt for a capital letter on a season though. For example: