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Personification in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Personification Examples in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:

Chapter XIII

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"smell around the wreck for Miss Hooker's remainders..."   (Chapter XIII)

Twain uses personification to liken the ferryboat to someone sniffing around the wreck, like a dog. Recall that in the previous chapter Jim worried about the woman fetching a dog to catch their scents. Here, the image is repurposed to suggest that the robbers were the ones people should've been looking for and that Huck and Jim should be left alone.

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