The attribution of human characteristics to something non-human to create imagery.
The stairs **groaned **under the wight of the huge monstrosity.
The tree branches **clawed **at her face as she ran past.
The frosty wind moaned.
In this phrase, you are creating an image of the wind making a moaning sound. This is personification because moaning is a human action – the noise is produced from a human mouth. The wind cannot physically produce a moan.
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