Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

Understand Personification

In this worksheet, students investigate the use of personification (giving human characteristics to an object, an animal or an idea) in texts that they read.

'Understand Personification' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Structure and Purpose

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Personification means giving human characteristics to an object, an animal or an idea.

 

The pylons marched across the field, clad in their iron armour.

 

Pylons are not alive and cannot move, but by describing them in this way the writer suggests that they are like soldiers.

 

Verbs (doing words) are often used to personify things. In the next example the verb danced has been used to make the stars seem alive.

The stars danced across the sky.

 

Personification is often used in fiction and poetry. In this activity you can read examples of personification.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Try an activity or get started for free

  • educational
  • bettfutures
  • cxa
  • pta
  • era2016
  • BDA award
  • Explore LearningTuition Partner
  • tacm