"Building a shield volcano is like drizzling lots of chocolate syrup onto a scoop of ice cream. Untangling the volcano's history, flow by flow, is a big job."
"A Shield Volcano is like an upside-down bowl. This is the kind of volcano found in. Hawaii and Iceland"
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.