Lying is the Best Way of Art

“The final revelation is that Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art.  But of this I think I have spoken at sufficient length.  And not let us go out on the terrace, where ‘droops the milk-white peacock like a ghost,’ while the evening star ‘washes the dusk with silver.’

Wilde, Oscar.  ”The Decay of Lying.” Intentions.  New York: Brentano’s, 1905.  18. Print.

Notes: Lying is the Best Way to portray Art.  The simile between the milk-white peacock and ghost and the metaphor with the evening star seem unrealistic and fabricated, giving an image to the reader.

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