The Picture of Dorian Gray

literarry elements

"like Raveled skeins of glossy white silk were driftling across the hollowed turquoise of the summers sky"

"The sunlight slipped over the published leaves. In the grass, white daisies were trmulous"

Find the literary elements and provide commentary for each one on how it reflects the picture of dorian grey.

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The first one is a simile. Uses the word "like."

The second is personification - sunlight "slipped" which is a human quality.

To finish the question, Dorian is frequently described with the ideas of youth and sunlight. Everything about Dorian has a sense of newness about him. Warm and bright natural imagery become personifications of Dorian's looks and immediate effect on people. Consider Lord Henry's phrasing of Dorian Gray,

You have a wonderfully beautiful face, Mr. Gray. Don't frown. You have. And beauty is a form of genius -- is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or spring-time, or the reflection in dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon.