Why does Poe describe the embers as "dying"?  

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In Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” he describes the embers as “dying” for a number of reasons. He uses the lines:

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.

He is using the literary technique of

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