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

William Butler Yeats

Black as black.

Shining bright as a new lance.

Dance like a wave of the sea.

Fainter than a young lamb’s bleat.

Gone as a cloud faded into the sky.

Her eyes are grey like morning dew.

Like sunset were her lips.

Poetry is to philosophy what the Sabbath is to the rest of the week.

Unchainable as the dim tide.

Wavered like a summer rill,
As her soft bosom rose and fell.

Woven … like bubbles in a frozen pond.