"All living things are linked to each other. They need other living things to survive. A food chain is like a ladder. Imagine you are standing in the middle of a ladder."
"A food chain is like the sun is to grass and the grass is to a deer and the deer is to a tiger. After the tiger dies the scavengers and decomposers help break it down so it can be recycled to make a new food chain.A food web is something that illustrates the interrelationships between several food chains or food pyramids "
"The food chain is like a circle because it doesn't have a beginning or an end. "
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.