"The Mississippi Delta is like a leaky sponge, with a few cuts in it. "
"Ridding through the Mississippi delta is like watching a Charlie Chapman silent movie"
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.