The persuasive element is selectional restriction violation as winter doesn’t literally have teeth or tails, therefore cannot bite or lash. Even though, it’s not quite an anthropomorphism as the qualities are not attributed to humans, as talking would be, for example, but, nonetheless, similar. (seems like too many commas)
Is there a Greek figure, or rhetorical device or figure, that more closely describes this? Likely, yes. If you know of it, please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
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