"Perhaps it is the wild geese passing high overhead, following their obscure paths, obeying a mysterious command to cross night's vast gulf like wandering souls conversing in otherworldly tongues."
What do we think of the simile? The adjective-noun pattern that happens 7 times?
(Bonus if you know or can guess who wrote it...)
What about this paragraph:
"Eveline sat by her window until dawn. She watched the trees soak up the light. Dawn poured over the city like farm-fresh milk. The dwarf shrubs emerged from the gloaming like schoolchildren with snow on their hats after the long walk to the schoolhouse. A solemn cypress in its black and white robe loomed like a melancholy gambler returning home at dawn."
Why does everything have to be like something?