Your start with some cookie dough. You put it into the oven for a while and is get hotter and melts, the dough and the chocolate chips, and becomes flatter.
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.