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What is the personification in this story? Tell me if im right or wrong here, but when...

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driver | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 27, 2007 at 2:54 PM via web

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What is the personification in this story?

Tell me if im right or wrong here, but when it says, "And there stood Death in the Garden. Dressed like a Spanish waiter."

Is the personifying Death to a Waiter?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 27, 2007 at 11:43 PM (Answer #1)

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Yes, that would be personification exactly. It starts as soon as Justice has the gardener refer to death as "he," and says that he "stood there." Any time a writer gives an inanimate object (or, in this case, abstract idea) human identity, that's personification.

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tinaeiche | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 16, 2007 at 4:43 AM (Answer #2)

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i wanted gto know when he had sad that? i have the poem here rite infron of me saying "sir, i encountered death just now amoung our roses. thin as a sythe he stoodthyere. i knew him by his pictures, he had on his black coat, black gloves and a broad black hat" thank you for reading this comment.

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corbinwillard12 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:04 AM (Answer #3)

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Since Death is capitalized, there is personification being used...

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