Personification in The Yellow Wallpaper

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"it sticketh closer than a brother..."   (The Yellow Wallpaper)

Notice how Gilman begins to personify the wallpaper through her use of a saying drawn from the King James Bible: “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24).