LOOK FOR: metaphors – personification – similes (comparing)
________________ her hair was the brightest living gold
________________ fairer than a garden rose among dark-leaved brambles
________________ Like a mountain river, it came from small sources, but swelling as it proceeded, became the torrent which has swept away all my hopes and joys. 
________________ The saintly soul of Elizabeth shone like a shrine-dedicated lamp
________________ A new light seemed to dawn upon my mind
________________ He had partially unveiled the face of Nature
________________ Excited by this catastrophe
________________ the storm hanging in the stars and ready to envelop me 
________________ Destiny had decreed my utter and terrible destruction
________________ she regained the sunshine of her smiles and spent them upon us.
________________ I felt as if my soul were grappling with an enemy
________________ In a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder
________________ I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead 
________________ I would pour a torrent of light into our dark world
________________ the rain pattered dismally against the panes
________________ my dreams became a hell to me
________________ I was attacked by the fatal passion