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.