Personification Poems

25 Examples Of Poems With Personification

Below are Examples of poems that showcase the literary device of personification, but first let's talk about Personification:



What Is Personification?

Personification is when you give human attributes (characteristics) to the object that is being personified. In many cases, the objects are not human or even not alive.

Why Use Personification?

  • Personification can be used to emphasize a point in your writing.
  • It can also be used to make a reader understand something you're trying to say.
  • Personification is a way to add more description to your poem by giving human characteristics to inanimate objects.

Examples of Personification:

  • The breeze kissed my cheek.
  • When I got home from school my dog smiled at me.
  • The blanket wrapped its arms around me.
  • Rays of sunshine danced through the trees.
  • The chainsaw hummed a tune.

Poem Personification Template - Try It Yourself

This poem is a great representation of personification because it makes winter seem human.



Winter by Olivia Kooker

If winter were a person, she would be a girl with frosty hair.

Winter would wear snow pants, snow boots, gloves, a hat, and scarf.

Winter would smell like hot chocolate and peanut butter and Hershey Kiss cookies baking in the oven.

Winter would spend the day eating cookies and drinking hot cocoa by a lake.

Winter would spend the night by sitting in the snow waiting for morning so children could come out to play.

Download: Personification Poem Template (PDF)

Try writing your own personification poem by thinking of a season and describing it as though it's a person by using characteristics of the season to describe what it would wear, smell like, and spend time doing.

  1. Destined To Fly

    Poem About Overcoming Addiction

    in Change Poems

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    I remember the day we met.
    Too young to see the danger.
    I didn't know the devil you were,
    That you'd fill me with so much anger.

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    This is a poem full of honesty, sincerity, compassion and determination. This poem brings hope to many victims of drug addiction. Very convincingly written, the poem gives a strong message:...

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  3. I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

    in Famous Nature Poems

    I wandered lonely as a cloud
    That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
    When all at once I saw a crowd,
    A host, of golden daffodils;

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    My brother Vincent told me about this poem during one of our first escapades to the Himalayas. Absolute stunner.

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  4. Sing To Me, Autumn

    Autumn Personification Poem

    in Fall Poems

    Sing to me, Autumn, with the rustle of your leaves.
    Breathe on me your spicy scents that flow within your breeze.

    Dance with me, Autumn, your waltz that bends the boughs of trees.

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    This poem beautifully provides us an opportunity to feel connected with nature. As human beings, we have been born in the lap of nature, have grown under the protection of nature, but we’ve...

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  6. The Brook

    in Famous Nature Poems

    I come from haunts of coot and hern,
    I make a sudden sally
    And sparkle out among the fern,
    To bicker down a valley.

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  7. Mirror

    in Famous Sad Poems

    I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
    Whatever I see I swallow immediately
    Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
    I am not cruel, only truthful,

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  8. Because I Could Not Stop For Death

    in Famous Death Poems

    Because I could not stop for Death,
    He kindly stopped for me;
    The carriage held but just ourselves
    And Immortality.

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    Yeah, I agree we don't stop to think that death will come and take us away even when the ones he has taken are staring right at us. My grandma passed away when I was little. I sobbed for hours.

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  10. Winter

    • By Olivia Kooker
    • Published: August 2011
    Eating Cookies And Drinking Hot Chocolate

    in Nature Poems for Kids

    If winter were a person, she would be a girl with frosty hair.
    Winter would wear snow pants, snow boots, gloves, a hat, and scarf.
    Winter would smell like hot chocolate and peanut butter and Hershey Kiss cookies baking in the oven.
    Winter would spend the day eating cookies and drinking hot cocoa by a lake.

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  11. A Miracle To Behold

    The Beauty Of The Ocean

    in Ocean Poems

    Seagulls soar above her surf,
    The sun reflects and gleams,
    While people come from miles around
    To stroll upon her beach.

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  12. My Wooded World

    • By Sheila Visingardi
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Escaping To The Woods

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    As a child, I would sit and ponder
    at the wooded areas, for their beauty relaxed me.
    The sway of the branches and whistling of the winds,
    as if they were calling my name.

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    It is a great poem! I translated it to Indonesia language for my homework and I got an A! Thanks for your work! Although its a bit hard to understand it in my language its perfect.

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  13. Hurricane Isabella

    • By Amy Aird
    • Published: March 2013

    in Earth Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I can't sleep tonight, I can still hear her name.
    She came with warning but could not be tamed.
    We packed our things and stored them tight,
    And headed for shelter anticipating this night.

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  14. The Beginning

    • By Blackrose7
    • Published: January 2017
    The Start Of Depression

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    He whispered to her one day, Depression did.
    She was just reading in her room when
    He creeped up and whispered in her ear,
    "No one loves you."

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    This is very well written. The message here can also be associated with any addiction. It's just how it works. You shut it out for ages, you struggle every day, then when you're not on your...

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  15. The Summer

    • By Sydney Harris
    • Published: June 21, 2019
    Descriptive Poem About The Beach

    in Beach Poems

    The saffron-yellow sun grins on top of the beige sand,
    and the aquamarine waves wash up onto the seashore.
    The towering palm trees sway from side to side
    as the gentle wind whistles through the beach.

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  16. Glorious Spring

    • By Shayan Das
    • Published: April 22, 2019
    Spring Acrostic Poem

    in Spring Poems

    Sing the birds; the season has come.
    Prettiest look nature does hold.
    Rejoices the Earth, her color winsome.
    Idyllic her beauty, pretty as gold.

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  17. The Summer's End

    in Summer Poems

    The familiar rhythm of the cricket's chirps
    Create the soundtrack for each day,
    Echoing Summer's end
    And that Autumn's on her way.

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  18. Solstice Queen

    in Summer Poems

    As she tip-toes cross the sea,
    she slips in so subtly.

    Sharing her charms upon the earth,

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    I have read three of this poet's pieces now and they are all wonderful! She personifies the seasons and brings them magically to life and both paints a picture and tells a story at once....

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  19. Sleepy

    The Peculiar Nature Of Sleep

    in Funny Poems for Kids

    There is this funny guy I know.
    Sleepy by name and sneaky as can be.
    I never know where he comes from,
    Only that he creeps up on me.

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    It is a very simple poem highlighting the importance of sleep. Sleep is an integral part of human behavior. Without it, everything becomes useless. Good health can't be achieved without...

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  20. Not Born To Die!

    • By SAPNA
    • Published: March 2018
    Having The Courage To Take A Risk

    in Meaningful Poems

    Spread your wings and flap to fly.
    The sky is there for you to try.
    You say the winds are harsh, too,
    But they are always there for you.

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    I am feelings very lonely in this huge world. No tiny space for my emotions here. I am shrinking day by day. I pray to God every second to take me away from this painful world.

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  21. Northern Star

    • By Kelly Graham
    • Published: September 2016
    Guiding Light Of A Loving Mentor

    in Teacher Poems

    Northern Star, Northern Star,
    I gaze up at you from afar.
    Shining brightly in the curtain of night,
    Northern Star, you are my light.

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  22. My Saving Thought

    • By Zoey
    • Published: March 2018
    The Importance Of A Friend

    in STOP Cutting Poems

    I sit here, letting my mind wander.
    I let it wander too far.
    As she whispers my name, I scream, "No."
    She continues to whisper to me.

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  23. Midnight Wonders

    • By Pratyusha Dasgupta
    • Published: December 2016
    Personification Poem About Midnight's Beauty

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    I was tossing in my bed
    in the midnight hour,
    struggling to get a wink of sleep,
    but my eyes lay on the clock tower.

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  24. Spring's Way

    Transformation Of The Seasons

    in Spring Poems

    Winter fights to stay.
    Sweet Spring always wins her way.
    Flowers bloomed today!

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  25. To Autumn

    in Famous Nature Poems

    Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,  
    Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
    Conspiring with him how to load and bless  
    With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;

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    It's an awesome poem!!
    I really love it!!!

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  26. Who Am I?

    in Famous Life Poems

    My head knocks against the stars.
    My feet are on the hilltops.
    My finger-tips are in the valleys and shores of universal life.
    Down in the sounding foam of primal things I reach my hands and play with pebbles of destiny.

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  27. Fog

    in Famous Nature Poems

    The fog comes
    on little cat feet.

    It sits looking

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  28. A Farewell

    in Famous Death Poems

    Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea,
    Thy tribute wave deliver:
    No more by thee my steps shall be,
    For ever and for ever.

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