What is the literary device used in the quote "O yes, he seemed to say, death is stronger than I am" from "The Death of the Moth"?

The literary device used in the quote "O yes, he seemed to say, death is stronger than I am" from "The Death of the Moth"The phrase "death is stronger" assigns the human characteristic of physical strength to death. Through this, Woolf reminds readers that they cannot escape dying.

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In this quote from Virginia Woolf’s essayThe Death of the Moth,” Woolf uses personification to depict the inevitability of death. This is the last line of the essay, which ends with the moth dying. Initially, the moth struggled and resisted defeat, but at the end, it accepted that the end of life had come.

Here, there is a clear use of personification. Personification is a literary...

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