Why does the speaker say that the stars have "Hearts of fire" in "Stars" by Sara Teasdale?

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When the speaker in “Stars” by Sara Teasdale describes the stars as having “hearts of fire," she is using personification —the attribution of human characteristics or behaviors to something that is nonhuman—to exemplify their strength and brilliance. It is not just hearts of fire that these stars contain but “beating/ Hearts of fire/ The Aeons/ Cannot vex or tire.” The beating heart of the star helps the reader feel what the star must feel, namely, that awesome thump and power. By giving humanlike life to the star, the poet helps us better understand and relate to a thing that might...

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