The fog engulfed us.

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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:

  1. Name your book’s title and author.
  2. Find a quote from the book that demonstrates personification.
  3. Tell what page you found it on.
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