Personification literary is the cornerstone of evolving innovative and imaginative skills. It would lead us to look at things from different perspectives and create our dimensions with our characters. Here’s a description of exactly what personification and where we see it, experience it, and learn something from it.
What is Personification?
The art of making a still or active (inhuman) thing define for itself. So that humans can take a look at life from different perspectives. This technique of giving a soul to an inhuman is extensively found in the work of fictional writers and poets.
To define personification in simple words, “it’s like adding colors to a black and white photo.” A new layer develops with meaning in a story.
You’ll surely relate to it if you have seen the movie “Cast Away” in which Tom Hanks talks to football with the same equation as a friend because he has no other company than football.
So, it’s an example of personification in which nonhuman things get human values and characteristics. Therefore, a connection happens b/w human and inhuman things.
The writers who wrote children’s books apply personification immensely in their work. The fairy tales, books from the syllabus of kids, comic books, and kids novels. It is because the seeds of creativity and imagination in the developing brain get planted through kid’s literature.
A clever writer will give the Sun human qualities, as well as hold its significance too. Which combined can help children to understand the literature and Sun importance.
One reason writers apply personification in children’s books is to make them understand the text easily and recall it.
Interestingly, all the superheroes for whom all the world cheers are also written with personification. Because most of them aren’t human, not from earth, have supernatural powers, and can rip off as many people they like.
Therefore, creative writers like Stan Lee, at the zenith of their career, have written characters with the body and qualities of a human but with supernatural powers. They save the world and try not to use their powers to hurt others.
So that they can teach their audience good values and spread the message of good over evil by making their characters believable and having the heart of a human.
Effects of Personification
To illustrate the effects of personification few examples will clear all the doubts about personification.
Animated movies are filled with personification because there’s no limit and no boundations. You can create your world, language, city, and creatures. But still, they are fun, and we resemble them.
The lion king is a perfect example of the effect of personification. Every animal has a human connection with its power and role in the animal kingdom. After watching the movie, any child can distinguish b/w good, friendly, noble, and bad.
If anyone can learn about good values through computer-generated graphics with ample entertainment, surely there’s the magic created by writers through personification.