Simile in The Darkling Thrush

Simile Examples in The Darkling Thrush:

The Darkling Thrush 1

"bine-stems..."   (The Darkling Thrush)

“Bine-stems” are the stems of climbing plants. The simile of the broken lyre strings continues the overall theme of destruction and also casts an air of silence over the scene, which becomes important in the third stanza.