*This is part of a series of posts from a project I did for my AP Lit/Comp class. It is a traditional Shakespearean sonnet about “The Picture of Dorian Gray”. The project encompasses different Oscar Wilde works, this is just the first poem in the series.
Sonnet of Dorian Gray
Beauty that controls the women and men,
Demons control and condemn his black soul.
Damning pact, sealed by an evil amen,
Corruption and horror taking their toll.
A picture shows the sins of this devil.
Beauty that mocks mortal imperfection,
Sins written in blood, shown in high levels.
Beauty that masks his evil complexion.
“I know what conscience is, to begin with.”
Man with no morals, a cursed existence,
A man to whom, conscience is but a myth.
Ripper, who can’t keep evil at distance.
Gray seeks salvation in his final hour,
Portrait and knife end life with their power.