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Written For: Trifecta Challenge:
This week we are taking you, once again, back to school for a lesson in literary devices. Remember the apostrophe? About.com defines apostrophe as, “A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding.” That same site provides some excellent examples of apostrophes in classical literature. Check them out and then have a crack at it yourself. Give us your best 33-word example of an apostrophe.
I got a little confused between Personification and Apostrophe. A nice article here about the difference: http://www.essayscam.org/Forum/17/personification-apostrophe-language-4010/
Extracting few points from the article:
Personification is therefore the act of treating something that is not a person as if it were; sort of.More specifically, personification is the treatment of inanimate objects, non-living things, and abstract entities as if they were living things. Note how this differs from the preliminary definition above; you don’t need to treat something as a person necessarily, just as a living thing. A classic device of the fable, treating animals as if they were human, is called anthropomorphism, which resembles personification, but which must attribute human characteristics to any non-human being.
Example: “The leaves danced in the cool breeze.”
Apostrophe is a specific kind of personification. which refers to a direct address to an inanimate or abstract entity as if it were a human capable of understanding the address.
Example: “Death be not proud” by John Donne, where the speaker addresses death throughout the poem, cautioning him/her not to be proud, for in the end death is defeated by eternal life.