"The debtor is like a slave; the creditor is like a master. Or again: A debtor is a pheasant and his creditor a hawk"
"The Karma of Words: Buddhism and the Literary Arts in Medieval Japan"
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.