Meetup 034: Enliven the inanimate

Last weekend, we had Pompi, one of our regular members making a debut. She always held a versatile yet subtle stand on her stories and now even on hosting. With the interest of writing a soliloquy for inanimate objects, the session moved through the lanes of profound imagination And from what I can gather, the stories were wonderful to listen to, to say the least.

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The exercise:

The objective was to write from the point of view of an inanimate object witnessing the scene unfold. To add more to the surprise or suspense, we were asked to keep the object’s identity closed and the others were asked to guess the same.

Personification is a literary device in which human attributes and qualities are given to nonhuman or inanimate objects. Writers normally tend to use personification to help to establish mood and to build imagery in a piece of writing. What personification does best is that it connects a reader with the object that is being described. It is human nature to anthropomorphize and also give inanimate objects human characteristics in order to establish a better connection. Personification also helps to boost emotion and can make plain sentences more interesting when used effectively.

Well, quite understandably, the stories were spectacular and imaginative. And we couldn’t have asked for a better debut from Pompi. 🙂

See you guys, next weekend, when we have more fun, more writing on another interesting theme! As always, please feel free to share your feedback on the theme and meetup, in the comments section.