A Separate Peace

As the two boys make their way back to the dorm room, they hear the distant sound of music a phonograph. How does the author use personification in his description of the phonograph?

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As Gene and Finny head away from the river towards the dorm rooms the echo of the phonograph can be heard. Gene describes Finny's walk as a fluid rolling stream of movement. The music personifies Finny.

It says it grew more ambitious with the melody. Ambitious is giving it human qualities, personification.


A separate peace. Pg 20.