"My grandmother was pissed at my uncle and she was trying to describe her anger level in English (not her first language). She said, "he shit in my Easter basket"...I instantly knew his screw up level. Not really an analogy but perfectly described it."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.