"Transitional words are like signs that help the reader make a smooth shift from one idea to the next. They are a means of precisely guiding the reader through the various levels and shifts that your essay or argument may develop."
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.