Paradox and Personification

Paradox

This is a self-contradicting statement or position.

Examples:

“War is peace.” “Freedom is slavery.” “Ignorance is strength.” (George Orwell, 1984)

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Personification

This is the giving of human qualities and or abilities to inanimate objects.

Examples:

Fear knocked on the door.

This camera hates me; every time I use it, it acts up.

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