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Personification is figurative language that gives human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects (things, colors, qualities, or ideas).
An example? Gee, off the top of our heads…
The blue screen of death stared back at Shmoop with a mocking gaze.
Knock on wood that never happens.