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Laura Amatulli
Laura Amatulli
(Rochester Hills - United States)

Teaching 8th grade in a middle school in suburban Detroit I have strong interests in Earth Science and leadership.  I  have been a teacher consultant for our local National Writing Project site, Meadow Brook Writing Project, which keeps me active  ...

Personification Exercise


Read the sentences in the boxes on the left.  In the middle box, write down the object that is being personified.  In the last box, explain what the sentences means.  The first one is done for you.

Sentence Object being personified What does it mean?
The wind sang her mournful song through the falling leaves. wind It means that the wind howled through the trees.
The microwave timer told me it was time to turn my TV dinner.    
The video camera observed the whole scene.    
The strawberries seemed to scream, “Eat me first!”    
The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell.    
The daffodils nodded their yellow heads at the walkers.    
The water called out invitingly to the hot swimmers.    
The snow whispered as it fell to the ground during the early morning hours.    
The china danced on the shelves during the earthquake.    
The car engine coughed and sputtered when it started during the blizzard.