"Roots are like guts in animals, uptaking aqueous nutrition and expelling aqueous wastes Roots are like to plants as guts are to animals."
"The roots are like straws they give water to the plant,"
" Roots are like foragers, blazing trails into the unknown soil."
"In some ways, tree roots are like your feet. – when they spread out, the tree is more stable."
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.