It's called personification.
D. Giving human qualities to nonhuman things
The practice of ascribing human characteristics to animals is called anthropomorphism,or Pathetic fallacy.
To compare two unlike human and nonhuman things
You can't become a nonhuman if you were born human. Nonhuman is used to refer to a object or animal which displays human-like characteristics.
Giving nonhuman obects/animals human characteristics is called personification.
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Personification is the attribution of human qualities and attributes to nonhuman things. In "the sun continue to smile on him," the sun is smiling, which is considered as a human quality. The sun doesn't literally smile (up)on (someone or something), but it expresses, bestow, or look with favor or approval on someone or something.
Actually, personification gives human qualities to non-human things.