LOL Melinda - I steered away from the debate because of that reason. When you read different definitions and websites, they sometimes make slightly different distinctions. When you sort it out, let me know :) I guess I went with the term anthropomorphisms because that's what the APA Manual called it, so that's where I directed the students. But with the APA Manual now in my distant past, perhaps I should embrace personification. Thanks for stopping by.