The Scarlet Letter

What technique is Hawthorne using when he describes Pearl as a "lovely amd immortal flower"?

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The description of Pearl as "that little creature, whose innocent life had sprung, by the inscrutable decree of Providence, a lovely and immortal flower, out of the rank luxuriance of a guilty passion" is symbolic. Pearl is a symbol of love and passion.


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