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I was wondering if this would be considered personification....

" It is rather an entirely penetrating gaze with no barriers or boundaries. "

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Hi Karli,

This quote seems to be a description of a person who has a particular way of gazing at something. It is descriptive; if it describes the person's personality, then one might call it characterization.

Personification is when some human quality or property is attributed to something non-human.

If you need a longer response, you might consider explaining the context, i.e. who is gazing, and in which situation.

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- Tue Sorensen

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I am an authority on the complete works of Shakespeare, and can answer any questions relating to his plays, poetry and life. I specialize in interpretation, double-meanings and translation into modern language.

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I was a top-rated Allexperts expert on this same subject several years ago.

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Former member of the Danish Shakespeare Society, as well as an active participant in the scholarly SHAKSPER mailing list.

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Three years of studying English literature at the University of Aarhus, Denmark

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