Why does the speaker compare Death to a human in "Death, be not proud"?

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Death is personified in John Donne 's "Death, Be Not Proud" to show that it is not to be feared and can be conquered. The speaker opens with the idea that many have considered Death "mighty and dreadful," and the speaker seeks to dispel the power inherent in these beliefs. By giving Death very human-like attributes, it seems much more possible that people can actually emerge victorious over...

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