"Or it may be said that the foreman is like a lieutenant, the superintendent like the captain. The captain gives the orders, the lieutenant transmits them to his men"
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.