"A caldera is like a failed geologic souffle - if a volcano is what the finished product should look like, a collapsed version is a caldera."
"The caldera is like a giant frying pan over 25 miles in diameter, a catch basin that collects water from deep snow that accumulates during the winter and has ..."
crushed down a little bit.
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.