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Posted December 11, 2007 at 12:47 AM via web

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Give an example (line) of Personification used in this scene.

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clane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted December 11, 2007 at 1:40 AM (Answer #1)

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"O proud Death, what feast is toward in thine eternal cell that thou so many princes at a shot so bloodily hast struck?" Lines 403-406.

Fortinbras speaks these words upon entering the hall where so many royalty have been slain. He personifies death by making it a proper noun and speaking directly to it as if it were a person itself. He gives it human qualities (i.e.Death feasts, it took princes, it is proud), which is essentially what personification is.

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