The wind shook some blossoms from the trees, and the heavy lilac-blooms, with their clustering stars, moved to and fro in the languid air. A grasshopper began to chirrup by the wall, and like a blue thread a long thin dragon-fly floated past on its brown gauze wings.
– Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 1. This is a good example of Wilde’s florid style of writing. He employs a beautiful simile to compare a dragon-fly to a blue thread.