Personification–Giving inanimate objects human qualities.
- The flowers danced in the wind.
- The wind reached its fingers inland, grabbing those it could at high rates of speed.
- The sun smiled down as it lit up the day.
As you can see, giving human qualities to inanimate objects goes a long way when it comes to putting emphasis on various aspects of what you’re writing. Doing so also makes your writing stand out in way of creating better visuals for your reader.
Tip: Give yourself an arsenal of ideas to pull from by brainstorming examples of personification (and other literary/poetic devices) and writing them in your writing journal.