"The bronchus is like the trunk. It keeps branching out. Look at the tiny branches at the end!" "Those are the bronchioles. The smallest ones are thinner than the ..."
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.