1. Somebody who embodies something: an embodiment or perfect example of something.
2. A representation of an abstract quality or notion as a human being, especially in art or literature.
3. The attribution of human qualities to objects or abstract notions.
The definition pretty much covers personification.
Giving an inanimate object or thing human characteristics
Ex: time leaps forward
Incorrect usage: time flies forward(this is a use of a less hear of literary term, avification
really can't imagine why you're looking this up on the urban dictionary, but it's a literary term that makes an inatimate object seem alive.
the lake rolled around uneasily in it's bed, waiting to awake and attack the citizens.
Bang, Wallop, Crash, Boom, Twonk
The Personification of the car is Boom.