|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Brighten like a morning of young spring.|
John M. Leavitt
|Brightened as in sunshine gleam the ripples|
That the cold wind makes in rivers.
Henry W. Longfellow
| Brighten, like a meadow when the sun comes out.|
Dinah Maria Mulock
| Brightened, like the full moon of heaven; when the clouds vanish away, and leave her calm and broad in the midst of the sky.|
|Brightens all my sorrow,|
Like gleams of sunshine in a lowring sky.
As a forest with birds.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
| Brightened like the moon.|
| Brightening like a star at eve.|
N. P. Willis