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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Rises and falls like a swan upon roaring water.
  Rise as a vapor.
  Rose like a phœnix, from the fires of time.
  Rose like sunlight from the sea.
  Rise like the white clouds on April skies.
  Rising like springs ingathered.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Rising like water-columns from the sea.
            —Lord Byron
  Joy rises in me, like a summer’s morn.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Rose like a kite.
            —William Cowper
  Rose like a bewildering strain of oriental music.
            —Frederick William Faber
  Rise out of the hearth, like the garden of Hesperides.
            —Edward Gibbon
  Rising like pillared fire.
            —Arthur Henry Hallam
  Rising in the middle of it like a lump of self-raising dough.
            —O. Henry
  Rising in the air like eagle on the wing.
            —Thomas Hood
  Rose like dim fancies when a dream begins.
            —Thomas Hood
  Rising like Aphrodite from the wave.
            —Charles Kingsley
  Rose red as a beacon the wind had upblown.
            —Sidney Lanier
  Rising like the ruined arch of some aerial aqueduct.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
  Rose like an exhalation.
            —John Milton
  He (Burke) rose like a rocket, he fell like a stick.
            —Thomas Paine
  Rise from the ground like feather’d Mercury.
            —William Shakespeare
  Rises as ocean at the enchantment of the moon.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Rising as a shoreward sea.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Rose like dust before the whirlwind’s force.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Rise up as a great lion.
            —Old Testament
  True to rise as leaves on Autumn’s whirlwind borne.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
Like spring-doves from the startled wood.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier

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