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Personification is vital in D.H. Lawrence's, "The Rocking-Horse Winner."
The refrain that furthers the plot, emphasizes the conflict, and adds unity to the work involves personification. The refrain,--"There must be more money! There must be more money!"--comes
"...whispering from the springs of the still-swaying rocking horse, and even the horse, bending his wooden, champing head, heard it. The big doll, sitting so pink and smirking in her new pram, could hear it quite plainly, and seemed to be smirking all the more self-consciously because of it. The foolish puppy, too, that took the place of the teddy bear, he was looking so extraordinarily foolish for no other reason but that he heard the secret whisper all over the house: "There must be more money."
The horse, the doll, and the puppy are all personified, here, as is the refrain itself, which comes "whispering."
In case you need more than one form of figurative language, you can find metaphor in the opening paragraph:
"She married for love, and the love turned to dust."
What is the personification in the rocking horse winner
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