Personification in Bright Star! Would I Were as Steadfast as Thou Art
Personification Examples in Bright Star! Would I Were as Steadfast as Thou Art:
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"eternal lids apart..." See in text (Text of the Poem)
The speaker personifies the bright star by imagining it with “eternal lids apart.” Personification is generally used to show a speaker identifying with inanimate objects in order to create a feeling of closeness or personal understanding. The speaker imagines its condition through his own restless perspective: the star is not simply alone and fixed in the sky, but forever awake and watching the earth.