Personification is a figurative language technique. Personfication is when a speaker gives an object or idea human characteristics, abilities, or qualities. This page contains worksheets and resources on personification. Use these to give students practice with identifying personification.
In this example the writer gives frost the ability to paint. Frost can't paint. People paint. Since the writer gives frost this human ability, the writer personifies it.This is more poetic than saying that the pine trees were frosty.
Sometimes students have difficulty identifying personification and distinguishing it from other figurative language techniques. I believe that this is because they need more practice working with examples of personification. These worksheets will give students the experience that they need.
Thomas P Sliva/ March 31, 2023
These are perfect for the ELA state test prep…..soooooo timely! Thank you!
Polly Burgoon/ March 29, 2022
Thank you so much for your wonderful resources! I absolutely love them!
Kulton/ January 21, 2022
Hello! This website is great.
The “Personification Worksheet 9” Answers link leads to the “Personification Worksheet 8” Answer Key.
Can you please upload the correct answer key?
Thanks for taking the time to make this website and avail these resources to us!
Mr. Morton/ September 24, 2022
I fixed it. Thank you for pointing out this error.
Synthia Maxwell/ January 9, 2022
I love your worksheets! Would love to see some worksheets where students practice writing their own examples of personification. Thanks for all your work!
Mr. Morton/ September 24, 2022
Check out some of these figurative language activities. Thank you for visiting!
Daniel Liu/ May 28, 2019
I’m so exited to learn personification. Thank you so much
Andrea Balestrieri/ September 26, 2018
So helpful! My whole class passed this portion of the state test because I used these. Thank you!
Mr. Morton/ September 27, 2018
I’m so happy to hear it. Thank you for sharing your experience.
M. Bahri/ March 19, 2018
Great worksheets. I find some very helpful and use them for middle school students! Thanks!
snowflake/ November 28, 2016
I teach developmental reading at a college. Your worksheets have been a blessing. Thank you!
Lakshmi/ September 29, 2016
These are amazing .I am really happy that now I am able to differentiate simile metaphor and personification.Thank you so much ……
Liv Roonie/ April 18, 2016
It has helped my teacher and myself I’m in Std 5 and I’m always in the top #3. But , for some reason I needed to learn this subject a little more.
jagruti/ January 7, 2016
Good worksheets.They really help.
Valerie/ December 1, 2015
I love the worksheets and the variety provided. I really like the fact I can select specific sheets based on the students levels. This was my first time visiting, but will not be my last. Thanks!!
Mr. Morton/ December 2, 2015
I’m so happy to hear it. I am committed to continuing to develop and improve the site.
Justine/ July 18, 2015
Wow – what a site! I’m an Aussie teacher and this stuff is terrific. Thank you for these great worksheets! Summer Sun by Robert Louis Stevenson is another great poem which I use to help students identify personification.
Tamia/ April 28, 2015
these worksheets are the best
Merlin/ January 29, 2015
I teach English as a second language to middle schoolers in Indonesia. Your worksheets have been very helpful. Thank you for sharing!
Mr. Morton/ March 2, 2015
I’m so happy to hear it.
Elaine/ May 8, 2014
I’m so grateful to you for sharing these fantastic resources
Angelique/ May 6, 2014
The worksheets are VERY useful!Thank you so much!
AnnaMaria/ May 1, 2014
Your worksheets are amazing, they are really helpful, can you to upload answers for personification…pleeease, thanks for sharing!!!
Jennifer Campbell/ March 22, 2014
Thanks for these worksheets. They are just what my Y4/5 students need. It has cut down on my lesson prep time too.
Keep them coming!!
Jennifer Campbell, Sydney, Australia
Mr. Morton/ April 21, 2014
I’m doing some big additions this summer.
You are going to love it.
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Mrs. Allen/ February 5, 2014
These are great! I liked the ones you had on irony as well. Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Mr. Morton/ February 7, 2014
Awesome. Check out the new online versions:
Irony Practice 1
Irony Practice 2
happy/ December 22, 2016
i dont understand i want worksheets for grade 6
Chloe/ January 6, 2014
These worksheets were exactly what I needed to reinforce our lessons.
Andrea F/ December 9, 2013
Thank you so much! I’m tutoring a student and we’re doing figurative language this week. I decided to start with personification as it can get quite fun. This is exactly what I was looking for.
CHRISTINA/ December 4, 2013
Concerned with the terminology in some of these examples-
Mr. Morton/ March 30, 2017
What concerns you?
sang/ November 28, 2013
Thank you for working so hard to create such solid interesting materials and then sharing them so selflessly. They are much appreciated.
Kiera/ October 22, 2013
I love these worksheets!! They are very helpful to my gifted students. Are there answers to these sheets?
tony/ October 17, 2013
very helpful…are the answers available?
Faith Purchase/ September 19, 2013
This is awesome!!
Simone/ August 9, 2013
I have been told that anthropomorphism is very similar to personification but the difference is that with anthropomorphism, the object or animal is actually doing something human. With personification, the object or animal just seems like it’s doing something human.
For example: “The fog waltzed through the hills.” This is personification.
“The fog grew legs, grabbed a partner, and waltzed through the hills to the tune of ‘Piano Man'” This is anthropomorphism.
Mr. Morton/ August 9, 2013
I am functioning under the definition that anthropomorphism is when an animal is given human traits or characteristics; however, the longer I run this site the more that I realize that arguing about literature terminology is like arguing about pizza toppings.
Leanna/ April 28, 2013
These worksheets were just what I was looking for and is there any way for me to view the answers?
Mr. Morton/ May 1, 2013
I will try to add answers soon.
Scott Neff/ April 16, 2013
Are the answer keys available for any of these worksheets?
Denise/ April 16, 2013
Thanks so much. They were just what I needed.
carol/ March 9, 2013
great worksheets on personification, thank you so much, I will use these in class on Monday!
Anjali/ January 2, 2013
Thanks got just what I was looking for!
Denikka/ September 13, 2012
These are wonderful, exactly what I needed.
faizaumar/ May 28, 2012
thanks 4 ur worksheets it helps me alot
Marie/ March 29, 2012
Are the answer keys available for the personification worksheets?
Marie/ March 22, 2012
Maricel Cua/ February 21, 2012
just what i need. hope you put the answers too. thank you.
Kimberly/ November 9, 2011
I find some of the sentences used in your personification worksheets offensive…we need to be careful what we chose as professional educators to write as examples.
Mr. Morton/ November 14, 2011
I agree. We should also preview all materials prior to using them in our classrooms. That way we can make sure that such materials meet our standards, professional or otherwise.
Ann/ March 25, 2017
Suzanne Williams/ October 19, 2011
LOVED THE WORKSHEETS! Very creative and fun too!
Evadne/ October 8, 2011
The worksheets were just what I needed for my students. Thanks a million!
Mr. Morton/ October 10, 2011
Happy to help. Thanks for visiting!
Onykahonie/ May 11, 2011
Just what I was looking for; Thanks!
Roxanne/ April 20, 2011
These worksheets are perfect! Thanks!
Martha Parnell/ March 18, 2011
I found your worksheets on figurative Language very helpful.