Name of a poetic / literary device


Example: ‘we lay our heads on the shivering sand’. We are shivering from the cold water, the sand is not shivering. But it is effective and evocative to write it this way.

But what is the term used when this happens in poetry?

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  1. Personification: Sand has been show as having life and emotions.
  2. Alliteration: Sound of /s/ in shivering sand.
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