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Might not be more for me to do beyond showing that image, which shows the key differences. I’ll just go into a bit more detail.
Abstract vs Real
Personification is used for abstract traits and even giving human traits to concepts with no physical form. For example, giving something like love a human trait would be personification because you’re not turning it into a physical object. Once you do that, it becomes closer to anthropomorphism or just a human embodiment of the emotion, which is always a visible and clear change. With personification, you need to think beyond what you see to make the connection if you were actually there. A lightning bolt dancing through the sky in personification is merely traveling as usual. With anthropomorphism, the lightning bolt would be doing a recognizable dance like a cha-cha or the Hammer Dance. There wouldn’t be a question…
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