Ew. Swallowed by fog? Gross. Did you experience any nasty digestive juices? Because doesn’t “engulf” mean swallow?
This must be a form of figurative langauge. Yes, indeed, it’s personificaiton. Fog doesn’t even have a throat, so it can’t engulf anything. But when a writer gives a non-human thing people-ish characteristics (like having a throat and being able to swallow), that’s called personification.
Here’s a YouTube video to explain it even better:
For today’s journal entry, do the following:
- Name your book’s title and author.
- Find a quote from the book that demonstrates personification.
- Tell what page you found it on.