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Personification in The Bet

Personification Examples in The Bet:

Part II

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"A damp cutting wind was racing about the garden, howling and giving the trees no rest...."   (Part II)

Through personification, Chekhov illustrates the tempestuousness of the weather outside. The rain and wind, which “howls” through the garden, reflects the banker’s feverish state of mind as he prepares to murder the lawyer.

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