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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Celia Thaxter
  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 mother’s 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 Apollo’s lyre.  17
  Unconscious as a flower.  18
  Worthless as the lightest falling leaf.  19
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