Personification in The Were-Wolf

Personification Examples in The Were-Wolf:

The Were-Wolf 1

"And then the wind would rage after its lost prey, and rush round the house, rattling and shrieking at window and door...."   (The Were-Wolf)

Notice the unfriendly, almost hostile qualities associated with nature in this paragraph, which is personified in several ways: the fire’s smoke travels through the chimney’s intimidating “black mouth” up to the night sky, where it “rushes back in panic” due to fear of the night’s sounds and the wind, which lunges after the smoke like a predator. According to Rol’s perception, nature is frightening, but he is safe indoors from its “rattling and shrieking.”