Personification is the practice of giving human qualities, characteristics, or actions to non-human objects or occurrences. We use this literally device when we want to make something more vivid for our readers. It causes the reader to register an emotional response to something we want to draw attention to. You will commonly find this technique used in most forms of poetry. It is usually applied to works of fiction, but can also be used in nonfiction, if the frame is just right. Before you begin to write something like this you must first ask yourself what type of impression are you attempting to illicit from your audience. Then you need to find a situation that you can draw out that feeling in your body of work. Once you have identified a scenario that would be logical, place that sense in your work. I would think of several different meanings you could instill within it.
The following collection of worksheets will help your students learn about personification. Activities include explaining the literal meaning of a given words, identifying examples of it within a given passage, working off of prompts, identifying the object being personified within a given sentence, writing original sentences using supplied objects and examples of the work, and more. Why not make everything just a little more human? Give them a solid touch of what it means to have a life.