The Picture of Dorian Gray

literarry elements

"time is jealous of you"

"Plucked a pink pettaled daisy"

Find the literary elements and provide commentary on how it reflects to Dorian Grey for each one.

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Here we have personification and alliteration for the second one. Sir Henry is warning Dorian that times is at war with youth and beauty. He tells Dorian that he will not always remain beautiful because time (personified as being jealous) will not let any beauty stand its test.

Time is jealous of you, and wars against your lilies and your roses. You will become sallow, and hollow-cheeked, and dull-eyed. You will suffer horribly....

Lord Henry picks the daisy to illustrate how fragile beauty is.