The simile " like sorrowing arms " is almost beatific, like the " distressful hands " in STRANGE MEETING.
The plant is Trichocaulon simile, a cristate plant.
Epic Simile Extended or elaborate simile; sometimes known as the Homeric simile.
We may recall Marc Bloch 's famous simile of winding back the reel of history.
Neither art nor nature could supply a better simile of the grace of God than this.
Try your hand at finding the right simile to describe this metamorphosis.
The simile in the next line serves to emphasize the speed of the fall.
What was once sweet has become mawkish, and the once exquisite simile appears little more than an ingenious conceit.