"The top and bottom bun hold the stuff inside together."
"A paragraph is like a family. In a family, all the members are related. In a paragraph, all the sentences are related."
"The model structure of the paragraph is like the basic design of a cabinet or dress, or like a favourite recipe. Once you have mastered it, you can vary it to suit your purpose and audience. "
"A paragraph is like a cow. It has a skeleton, muscles, organs, connective tissue, and skin. Your cow is like a Great Depression cow in the Dust Bowl. You are taking Euro? Okay, like a cow in WWI."
"Lately, I'm trying to get into the paragraph, because I feel that the paragraph is like a neglected species. There seems to be a whole cult of sentence worshippers out there and paragraphs are kind of slipping under the radar. So I've started collecting paragraphs and I'd like to do something with them at some point. There is a shape of the paragraph that is unique, too. Paragraphs can do things that sentences don't. It's almost the difference between a short story and a novel."
"Alexie describes that a paragraph is like a fence or a barrier to restrain or hold the surrounding things. In this case, it shows his wide and deep thinking during reading while other Indian boys struggle with basic reading."
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.