Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?

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1. In John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678), characters have names like Obstinate, Piety, Faithful and Hopeful as a way to _____.

2. 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star, / How I wonder what you are' is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to recognize the correct use of personification and apostrophe. Several of the quiz questions will provide you with a short sample passage, and you'll have to identify the technique it uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can do the following:

  • Identify specific examples of personification or apostrophe in a given passage
  • Analyze the purpose of character names in The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Recognize the technique used in quotes from Romeo and Juliet and Frankenstein

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on personification and apostrophe in literature
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as personification and apostrophe
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to correctly identify each technique in literature

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the lesson called Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples for further study. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define personification and apostrophe
  • Know why a writer might use personification or apostrophe
  • Examine several examples of these techniques from famous writings