Personification :

By this figure we ascribe intelligence and personality to inanimate things.

Death lays his icy hand on kings. (Shirley)

Can Honour's voice provoke the silent dust
Or Flattery soothe the dull cold ear of death? (Gray)

Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth,
And Melancholy marked him for her own. (Gray)

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