|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Thou art brief as a glitter of sand twist tide and tide.|| 1|
| Certainly as day comes after day.|| 2|
| Cold, like a star.|| 3|
| Dead as dreams.|| 4|
|As flowers desire the kisses of the rain,|
She his, and many a year desired in vain.
| Gaily, as one who hath no care or pain.|| 6|
| Ghostly as remembered mirth.|| 7|
| Healthful as poignant brine.|| 8|
|As some adventurous flower, on savage craig-side grown,|
Seems nourished hour by hour from its wild self alone,
So lives inveterate Hope, on her own hardihood.
| Day like to day, face like to face, as waves in some calm sea.|| 10|
|Love, like a bird, hath perchd upon a spray|
For thee and me to hearken what he sings.
| Mean as dust, and dead as dreams.|| 12|
| Turbid as passion.|| 13|
| Wide as woe.|| 14|
| Writhe as a dragon by some great spell curbed and foiled.|| 15|