"A best friend is like a pretty doll It is all ears when you need someone To share your problem with. A best friend is like a nice puppy It replaces your sorrow and sadness With its natural jokes and laughter. A best friend is like a clown It smiles and laughs at your jokes Even at the silly ones. A best friend is like a wheel It goes ."
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.