"Explaining Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses" is like trying to describe a Persian carpet to somebody who's never seen one: There are so many tiny, crazy ..."
"His book, The Satanic Verses, is like a rotten pig placed at the door of Dar el Islam, the home of Isla"
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.