These are the favourite similes of mysticism, wherever it is found.
He is named in similes as a great warrior, and as such and son of Nut he is identified with the Syrian Baal.
Avoid all poetical similes; be faithful to the perfect likelihoods of nature - healthy, exact, simple, disdaining ornaments.
The smartest epigrams, the fairest similes, the keenest satires, spoken or sung on such occasions, were treasured in the memory of the hearers and carried by them to their homes.
There is the deep pathos of the scene in which is described Rama's farewell to his mother: the rugged language depicting the horrors of the battlefield - a torrent of harsh sounds clashing against each other and reverberating from phrase to phrase; and, as occasion requires, a sententious, aphoristic method of narrative, teeming with similes drawn from nature herself, and not from the traditions of the schools.