Personification is giving human traits to animals, objects, forces of nature, and abstract ideas. These characteristics can be feelings, the ability to talk, intelligence, or personality. Writers use personification to :
Make fiction seem more real.
Make nonfiction more lively.
Look on p. 239. Notice the use of personification of wind.
What are the human characteristics of wind?
Work with a partner to locate examples of personification in the story.
Come up with 3-4 examples on your own.