|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Like leaves, as chance inclind,|
Those wills were changd with every wind.
| Dauntless as death.|| 2|
| As the opening blossom fair.|| 3|
| Happy as heroes after battles won.|| 4|
| Love, like death, makes all distinction void.|| 5|
| Lovely as light.|| 6|
|To the minds eye things will appear,|
At distance through an artful glass,
But bring the flattering objects near,
Theyre all a senseless gloomy mass.
| Ruddy as gold his cheek.|| 8|
|Similes are like songs in love;|
They much describe; they nothing prove.
| Soft as yielding air.|| 10|
| Straight as the palm tree.|| 11|
| Sure as key of lock.|| 12|
| White like a young flock,|
Coeval, newly shorn, from the clear brook recent, and branching on the sunny rock.