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Personification in Hamlet

Personification Examples in Hamlet:

Act I - Scene I

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"in russet mantle clad..."   (Act I - Scene I)

The adjective "russet" refers to a reddish-brown color, which the dawn wears like a "mantle" or cloak. The dawn is personified in that it is capable of "wearing" a mantle. It then walks out over a hill, suggesting the slow rise of the sun as the light falls over the crest of the hill.

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