Personification

A figure of speech that gives human qualities to objects, animals, or ideas.

Example From Text

...the spring breeze combed the new grass...

Explanation

Can a breeze really use a comb? When you use a comb, the comb moves between your strands of hair. This author uses personification to suggest that the wind moved strands of grass the way a comb moves your hair. Can you picture in your mind how the grass was moving?