|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|William Ernest Henley|
| Black as the pit.|| 1|
| Bland as a Jesuit.|| 2|
| Death and Time, they chime and chime, like bells at sunset falling.|| 3|
|Her little face is like a walnut shell|
With wrinkling lines.
| Flashes like the shining soul of a jest.|| 5|
| Frank as the call of April birds.|| 6|
|Galloping, as with dispatches from the Pit,|
Between his hell-bound hounds.
| Gleams like an angel-market.|| 8|
|Glowed like a coal,|
In the throat of the furnace.
| Glows like a kiln.|| 10|
| Quiet as a statue.|| 11|
Like fire on some high errand of the race.
|The wistful stars|
Shine like good memories.
| Sober as a hymn.|| 14|
| Soft as the whisper shut within a shell.|| 15|
|Sprang like a wave|
In the wind.
As if the Enchanted Castle at the heart
Of the woods dark wonderment
Swung wide his valves, and filled the dim sea-banks
With exquisite visitants.
| Unending as the river and the stars.|| 18|