Lit Blitz; Week 4, Day 1

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Lit Blitz; Week 4, Day 1 - Quiz


Personification


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The definition of personification is...

    • A.

      Giving human characteristics to non-human objects.

    • B.

      Using like or as when comparing two or more things.

    • C.

      Comparing two or more things without using like or as.

    • D.

      When you talk bad about a person.

    Correct Answer
    A. Giving human characteristics to non-human objects.
    Explanation
    Personification is the literary device of attributing human qualities or characteristics to non-human objects. It is a figurative language technique that helps to bring inanimate objects or abstract concepts to life, making them relatable and engaging for the reader. By giving human traits such as emotions, actions, or thoughts to non-human entities, the writer creates a vivid and imaginative description that enhances the reader's understanding and connection to the subject. This technique is commonly used in poetry, literature, and storytelling to add depth and create a more engaging experience for the audience.

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  • 2. 

    Which is NOT an example of personification? 

    • A.

      The wind whistled in the breeze.

    • B.

      The wind blew across the field.

    • C.

      The wind cried out in the night.

    • D.

      The wind hugged us as we walked.

    Correct Answer
    B. The wind blew across the field.
    Explanation
    The wind blew across the field is not an example of personification because it does not attribute human qualities or actions to the wind. Personification is a figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstract concepts are described as if they have human characteristics. In the other three options, the wind is personified by whistling, crying out, and hugging, which are all human actions.

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  • 3. 

    Which is not an example of personification?

    • A.

      The star I wished on winked at me.

    • B.

      The trout danced on the water's surface.

    • C.

      The angry mirror showed every wrinkle on his face.

    • D.

      The sun was warm on the child's face.

    Correct Answer
    D. The sun was warm on the child's face.
    Explanation
    Personification is the literary device in which non-human objects or animals are given human characteristics or abilities. In the given options, all the statements except "The sun was warm on the child's face" are examples of personification. The other options attribute human actions or qualities to non-human entities like stars winking, trout dancing, and mirrors showing emotions. However, the statement about the sun being warm on the child's face does not involve giving human characteristics to the sun.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is an example of personification?

    • A.

      The slimy eel slithered through the seaweed.

    • B.

      The forest looked like a festival of color that fall.

    • C.

      The dandelions stood tall, proudly surveying the rest of the yard.

    • D.

      The snails crept along the sidewalk, moving as slowly as a glacier.

    Correct Answer
    C. The dandelions stood tall, proudly surveying the rest of the yard.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The dandelions stood tall, proudly surveying the rest of the yard." This is an example of personification because it attributes human qualities (standing tall and surveying) to the dandelions, which are non-human objects. Personification is a literary device that gives human characteristics to inanimate objects or animals.

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  • 5. 

    Which is an example of personification?

    • A.

      The wind grabbed onto my arms.

    • B.

      The wind is like a thundering sea.

    • C.

      The wind is the sea.

    • D.

      The wind winds wondrously without a witness.

    Correct Answer
    A. The wind grabbed onto my arms.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The wind grabbed onto my arms." This is an example of personification because it gives human qualities to the wind by suggesting that it is capable of grabbing onto something.

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