Sometimes, you need to be able to write a good essay in a short amount of time for a timed exam, such as the Advanced Placement exams in high school. At other times, you might find yourself in the uncomfortable situation of having to write an essay fast because you procrastinated or let it sneak up on you. Although an essay written at the last minute will almost never be as good as an essay you spent more time on, putting together a decent essay quickly is still feasible. With a little planning and a lot of hard work, you can write an essay that’s good (or good enough!) in just a short time.
" Personification , with allegory , was the literary rage in the 18th century, but it goes against the modern grain and today is the feeblest of metaphorical devices."
(Rene Cappon, Associated Press Guide to News Writing , 2000)
"In present-day English, [personification] has taken on a new lease of life in the media, especially film and advertising, although literary critics like Northrop Frye (cited in Paxson 1994: 172) might well think it is 'devalued.' . .
"Linguistically, personification is marked by one or more of the following devices:(Katie Wales, Personal Pronouns in Present-Day English . Cambridge University Press, 1996)