Per*son`i*fi*ca"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. personnification.]

1.

The act of personifying; impersonation; embodiment.

C. Knight.

2. Rhet.

A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or abstract idea is represented as animated, or endowed with personality; prosopopia; as, the floods clap their hands.

"Confusion heards his voice."

Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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