|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Henry Van Dyke|
| As bare as a hornets cell.|| 1|
| Dissolved, like a fragment of ice that melts in the summer sea.|| 2|
| Dry and yellow as parchment.|| 3|
| Glimmered like a faint, vanishing tinge of blood on snow.|| 4|
|Pure as the snowy leaves that fold|
Over the flowers heart of gold.
| Softly as full-blown flower|
Unfolds its heart to welcome in the dawn.
| Strong as an oaken staff.|| 7|
| A talkative person is like an English sparrow,a bird that cannot sing, and will, and ought to be persuaded not to try to sing.|| 8|
|Trembling, like those battlements of stone|
That fell in fear when Joshuas horns were blown.