These activity sheets will teach your students how to identify and use personification correctly.

Personification is the practice of giving human qualities, characteristics, or actions to non-human objects or occurrences. The following collection of worksheets will help your students learn about personification. Activities include explaining the literal meaning of a given personification, identifying examples of personification within a given passage, creating personification for a given prompt, identifying the object being personified within a given sentence, writing original sentences using supplied objects and examples of personifications, and more.

Please Note: While answer keys have been provided for each activity sheet for instructors, in some cases, your students' answers will vary.

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Sentence Scratchers

Explain the meaning of the personification each sentence.

Explain the Figurative Language

Find four examples of figurative language in the rhyme. Explain each one.

She Sweeps with Many Colored Brooms

This poem is an example of personification. What is being personified as the "housewife, broom, shreds, and threads?"

Personification in Poetry

Explain the personification in the first and second set of underlined lines.

Windows and Dinner

At the first sign of morning light, the alarm clock rang with glee. The old cat marched into the room and demanded his dinner.

Animal Styles

Underline the idea, object, or animal being personified, and circle what they are doing that makes this an example of personification.

Find the Personification

Read each sentence. If it uses personification, write YES on the line. If it doesn't, write NO.

Crab Over the Moon

In each sentence, an object or an idea is personified. Find the personification. Then answer the questions.

Practice Personification

Personification is a kind of figurative language that attributes human thoughts, actions, characteristics or emotions to something that is not human. In this exercise, you will practice personification in writing about a house.

Cloudy Thoughts

Write a short paragraph personifying each object. Use the verbs that you thought of above. You may add human emotions and characteristics as well.

Writing with Personification

Write four verbs that humans do that could be applied to. Write a paragraph personifying each object. Use the verbs you listed as a starting point. Add other human characteristics.

Picture Me Puzzled

Use each picture as inspiration to write a sentence that uses personification.

Sentenced to Write

Write a sentence that personifies each object, using the keyword provided.

Word Placements

Complete each sentence using a verb that creates personification.

What's with the Weather?

Use each idea below to write a sentence using personification. Write a sentence to go with each picture. Your sentence should use personification.