The Great Gatsby- personification examplesHey guy, I'm having trouble finding examples of personification in chapter 3. Please try to write the page number but if you can bot then thats okay ....

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As you are aware, personification attributes tsome of the people at the party speculate about Gatsby's background.he qualities of a living being to that which is inanimate.  An example of this from Chapter Three can be found in these passages,

At Gatsby's party, people speculate about his background: "The three Mr. Mumbles bent forward and listened eagerly." (48) The party members are called a name that gives personality to a sound, "Mr. Mumbles."

Further, Gatsby describes the guests,

Instead of rambling this party had perserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the countryside--East Egg condescending to WestEgg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety.(49)

"this party" personifies a gathering as having character traits, and "East Egg" and "West Egg" are personified as they represent the residents of these areas.


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