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Personification gives human characteristics to things that are not human. Here you will find our collection of personification worksheets to help teach this figurative language device. For more figurative language devices, visit our Similes and Metaphors, Onomatopoeia and Hyperbole pages.

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Explaining Personification (1)

Explain the meaning of the given personification examples.

Drawing Personification

Students write a sentence with personification to match each picture. Students then write and illustrate their own examples.

Personification Poster

A poster explaining personification. Part of a set of figurative language device posters.

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Figurative Language Board Game

A board game to help reinforce figurative language. Laminate for a long-lasting resource.

Figurative Language Student Reference Card

A reference card explaining the different figurative language devices: alliteration, metaphors, similes, personification, onomatopoeia.

Figurative Language Card Game

A card game to help reinforce figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification). Laminate for a long-lasting resource.

Hyperbole Match

Choose from a word list to complete the hyperboles.

Classify Figurative Language (1)

Read each sentence and work out whether it is a simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification or alliteration.

Classify & Justify Figurative Language (2)

Students identify which figurative language has been used and explain their choices.