When I was teaching, I used to love to teach personification, onomatopoeia, repetition for a purpose and other literary devices to my young students. They loved knowing advanced concepts. They loved going home and “wowing” their parents with their sophisticated knowledge. In class, they would giggle at the word onomatopoeia. The “pee” part always brought on nudging and secretive smiles. Just remembering that part makes me smile. How sweet that kids think they are the only ones that “get” those potty connections.
I have been thinking lately, though, about personification. I have named my car Big Red. My sister named her microwave Kenny. Now, I have a student that I tutor who has named his calculator Helios. Isn’t that a great name? It is solar powered, of course. This guy loves his calculator. Who doesn’t? I love mine, too.
I love my car. My sister loves her microwave. I guess that is the key to this wondering…what inanimate objects do you own that you love enough to name?