Please give two examples of personification in the Cyclops section from The Odyssey.
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Being a 9th grader, and the fact that you cite "The Cyclops", I bet you are reading The Odyssey as a translation from your literature book. In that section, there are several instances of personification but this one is the best:
When Dawn spread out her fingertips of rose / the rams began to stir, moving for pasture. (line 388)
Dawn is a time of day, it doesn't have fingertips - thus we have personification. I think this shows the time of day when day begins and slowly but surely reaches across the land just like a hand.
Dawn is cited again, lines later:
When the young Dawn with fingertips of rose touched the world, I roused the men. (line 519)
A final example for you is in line 372:
death sat there huge;
Death cannot sit. Thus, personification.
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