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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Clear as the crystal flood.

Curling like a kinked up ostrich feather.

Eyes like a bright blue-bell.

Fled like a flash of light.

They float in its rythmic measure like leaves on a summer stream.

Modest as a flower.

Rattled like shutters in a blast.

Soft as a lady’s hand.

Sprang like an arrow shot straight from the bow.

She starts like a sleeper who wakes from dreaming.

Still as the dawn.