"Calculus is like a horse. It is gorgeous to watch when it runs, exhilarating to ride and takes us places we have never been before."
"Calculus is like a pot of soup where parts of algebra, geometry, and trig all come to work together."
"The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is like an old personage who, based on some secret evidence, establishes that the two look-alikes are, in fact, twin brothers."
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.