| Adventurous as a bee.|| 1|
| As bare|
As winter trees.
| Beauteous as the silver moon.|| 3|
| Beautiful as heaven.|| 4|
| Blithe as the lark on sun-gilt wings|
High poised, or as the wren that sings
In shady places to proclaim
Her modest gratitude.
| Bold as day.|| 6|
|Bright as a sunbeam sleeping till a shower|
Brush it away, or cloud pass over it.
| Bright as spring.|| 8|
| Bright as the glimpses of eternity,|
To saints accorded in their mortal hour.
| Bright as the dazzling snow.|| 10|
| Busy as a wren.|| 11|
| Busy as the lightning.|| 12|
|Calm as a frozen lake when ruthless winds|
| Calm as the dew-drops.|| 14|
| Calm as lakes that sleep.|| 15|
| Careless as if nothing were.|| 16|
| Cheeks were red as ruddy clover.|| 17|
| As cheerful as a grove in Spring.|| 18|
|Clamorous as a horn|
Re-echoed by a naked rock.
| Clatter like a loose casement in the wind.|| 20|
| Constant as a soaring lark.|| 21|
| Constant as the motion of the day.|| 22|
| Continuous as the stars that shine|
And twinkle on the milky way.
|Softly creeping, like a breath of air,|
Such as is sometimes seen, and hardly seen,
To brush the still breast of a crystal lake.
| Intricately crossed,|
Like leafless underboughs, mid some thick grove.
| Curls, like ivy.|| 26|
Like blighted buds; or clouds that mimicked land
Before the sailors eye.
Like a poor birdher plundered nest
Hovering around with dolorous moan.
| Docile as a managed horse.|| 29|
| Downcast as a woman fearing blame.|| 30|
| Eager as a fine-nosed Hound.|| 31|
| Her eyes as stars of twilight fair.|| 32|
Like the harebells bathed in dew.
| Fades like the lustre of an evening cloud.|| 34|
|Fair as a star, when only one|
Is shining in the sky.
|Fast as a musician scatters sound|
Out of an instrument.
|Fear is like a cloak which old men huddle|
About their love, as if to keep it warm.
|Firm and unflinching, as the lighthouse reared|
On the Island-rock.
| Firm as solid crystal.|| 39|
| Fixed as a star.|| 40|
| Fled as fast as doth the haunted fawn.|| 41|
Like vapour, like a towering cloud, dissolved.
| Fleet as the shadows.|| 43|
| Fleet as days and months and years.|| 44|
| Fleeting as health or beauty.|| 45|
|Flounder on, like wounded whales|
Tossed on the bosom of a stormy sea.
Like smoke, along the level of the blast,
In mighty currents.
| Forgotten like a dream.|| 48|
| Free as the Sun.|| 49|
| Free as our desires.|| 50|
| Freely as the streams of Eden flowed.|| 51|
| Fresh as banner bright, unfurld to music suddenly.|| 52|
| Fresh as a lark mounting at break of day.|| 53|
| Gambol like a dancing skiff.|| 54|
| Gentle as an infant child.|| 55|
| Gentle as the morning light.|| 56|
| Glares, like a troubled Spirit.|| 57|
|Gliding like morning mist|
Enkindled by the sun.
|Glimmered like a pine tree dimly viewed|
Through Alpine vapors.
| Green as the salt-sea billows.|| 60|
| Happy as a child.|| 61|
| Happy as a Lover.|| 62|
| As happy as birds in their bowers.|| 63|
| Happy as a wave.|| 64|
| Harmless as a babe.|| 65|
|Of harsher import than the curfew-knell|
That spoke the Norman Conquerors stern behest.
| Haunted me like a passion.|| 67|
|Heart as calm as lakes that sleep,|
In frosty moonlight glistening.
| Heavy as frost.|| 69|
| Helpless as a sailor cast on desert rock.|| 70|
as the blind.|| 71|
| High as manhoods noon.|| 72|
| Hushed as night.|| 73|
As the unbreathing air, when not a leaf
Stirs in the mighty woods.
| Poetry is the first and last of all knowledge: it is immortal as the heart of man.|| 75|
| Joyless as the blind.|| 76|
| Keen and eager as a fine-nosed hound.|| 77|
|His face was keen as is the wind|
That cuts along the hawthorn fence.
| Kindly as the spirit of society.|| 79|
| Lank as a ghost.|| 80|
| Light as a buoyant bark from wave to wave.|| 81|
| Light as a sunbeam glides along the hills.|| 82|
as a crow on the sands.|| 83|
|I wandered lonely as a cloud|
That floats on high oer vales and hills.
| Loud as any mill.|| 85|
| Lovely as a Lapland night.|| 86|
| Lovely as springs first rose.|| 87|
| Meek and patient as a sheathèd sword.|| 88|
| As mute as Jedoro Tower.|| 89|
| Naked as a Tower.|| 90|
| Natural as dreams to feverish sleep.|| 91|
| Opposite as heaven and hell.|| 92|
| Pallid as a ghost.|| 93|
| Passed like a fancy that is swept away.|| 94|
| Peaceful as the morning.|| 95|
| Pleasant as roses in the thickets blown.|| 96|
| More precious far|
Than that accumulated store of gold
And orient gems, which, for a day of need,
The Sultan hides deep in ancestral tombs.
| Pure as nature is.|| 98|
| Purple, like the blush of even.|| 99|
| Quiet as a Nun|
Breathless with adoration.
|As quietly as spots of sky|
Among the evening clouds.
| Red as ruddy clover.|| 102|
| Regretted like the nightingales last note.|| 103|
Like relics in an urn.
| Restless as a veering wind.|| 105|
Like a re-appearing Star.
| Retired as noontide dew.|| 107|
| Returning, like a ghost unlaid.|| 108|
| Roar like lions for their prey.|| 109|
| Robust as ever rural labor bred.|| 110|
| Scattering, like birds escaped the fowlers net.|| 111|
| Serene as day.|| 112|
| Shun, like a shattered bark, the storm.|| 113|
| Silent as a picture.|| 114|
| Silent as a standing pool.|| 115|
| Silent as the skies.|| 116|
| Sleeps, like a caterpillar sheathed in ice.|| 117|
| Smooth as marble or a waveless sea.|| 118|
|Snug as a child that hides itself in sport|
Mid a green hay-cock in a sunny field.
| Soft as a cloud.|| 120|
Like fields of ice rent by the polar wind.
| Spread like a halo round a misty moon.|| 122|
| Spread like a sea.|| 123|
| Spread like plagues.|| 124|
| Spread like day.|| 125|
| The slaughter spread like flame.|| 126|
|Startled, as if some new-created thing|
Enriched the earth, or Faery of the woods
Bounded before him.
|I looked with steadiness, as sailors look|
On the north star, or watch-towers distant lamp.
As the mute swan that floats adown the stream.
| Strong as guilty fear.|| 130|
| As sure as theres a moon in Heaven.|| 131|
As by a plague.
|Sweet as morning fragrance shed|
| Swells like the bosom of a man set free.|| 134|
| Swift as a Thracian Nymph oer field and height.|| 135|
| Taunts, like Vulcan out of heaven.|| 136|
| Toss like a ship at anchor, rocked by storms.|| 137|
| Tranquil as a summer sea.|| 138|
| Tranquil as a dreamless sleep.|| 139|
| Transient as the glance|
Of flying sunbeams.
| Transparent as the soul of innocent youth.|| 141|
| Tremble like a guilty thing surprised.|| 142|
|True as the Stock-dove to her shallow nest|
And to the grove that holds it.
like a sullen star|
Dimly reflected in a lonely pool.
As on the pavement of a Gothic church
Walks a lone Monk, when service hath expired,
In peace and silence.
| Unfettered as bees that in gardens abide.|| 146|
| In harmony united,|
Like guests that meet, and some from far,
By cordial love invited.
| Troubles of this world are vain as billows in a tossing sea.|| 148|
|Light as a sunbeam glides along the hills|
| Vivid as a dream.|| 150|
| A fall of voice,|
Regretted like the nightingales last note.
|I wanderd lonely as a cloud|
That floats on high oer vales and hills.
| Wanders like a gliding ghost.|| 153|
| Warm as sunshine.|| 154|
| Watchful as a wheeling eagle.|| 155|
| Weak as a lamb the hour that it is yeaned.|| 156|
| Welcome as a star.|| 157|
|Wild and rude|
As ever hue-and-cry pursued,
As ever ran a felons race.