Pick out an example of personification in the poem "Ring Out, Wild Bells" in In Memoriam.

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In "Ring Out, Wild Bells"—by Victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson—you will be able to find many examples of the literary device called personification . Personification describes a non-human creature, object, or idea as having traits or performing actions that we normally attribute only to people. For example, let's look at this old saying: "The sun sees all I do, but the moon knows all my secrets." In this saying two non-human objects, the sun and the moon, are treated as though they were people: the sun and the moon are personified. St. Francis uses a great deal of personification in...

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