1. The act of personifying; impersonation; embodiment.
2. Rhet. A figure of speech in which an inanimate object or abstract idea is represented as animated, or endowed with personality; prosopopœia; as, the floods clap their hands. “Confusion heards his voice.”
n 1: a person who represents an abstract quality; "she is the
personification of optimism"
2: representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or
creature [syn: prosopopoeia]
3: the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract
ideas etc. [syn: incarnation]