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What are some examples of personification in Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton?

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This is novel is rich in imagery, and sometimes personfication adds to the picture that is created for the reader.  Personficaiton is the assigning of human qualites or abilities to non-human things, and this figurative language helps the reader better picture what is being described.

Here is an example from the opening frame chapter.  When the narrator is telling what the Frome house looked like,...

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