|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Dancing like a bright and buoyant flame.|| 1|
Like a flower in the frost.
| Ethereal, like a lovely ghost|
Soft looming in the hazy distance dreaming.
| Glided like a dream.|| 4|
|Glorious as if a glimpse were given|
Within the western gates of heaven.
|Grieve like the stranger-tended child,|
Which seeks its mothers arms, and sees and feels them not.
| Joyous as the laughter of a child.|| 7|
| Light as a dry leaf in the winter woods.|| 8|
| Mournful, like the voice of one who raves.|| 9|
| Pure as the breath of dawn.|| 10|
| Rosy as rifts of dawn.|| 11|
| Shrieking, like a soul in pain.|| 12|
| Steady as tramp of marching feet.|| 13|
| Subtle as light.|| 14|
| Sweet as the apple-blossoms.|| 15|
| Sweet and fresh|
As the flower-skirted streams of Staffordshire.
| Sweet as the music of Apollos lyre.|| 17|
| Unconscious as a flower.|| 18|
| Worthless as the lightest falling leaf.|| 19|