virgin in the tree
"The virgin in the tree is like the virgin "on her rack"-an instrument of torture on which people were tied and stretched. The virgin's tree becomes a scaffold of torment that destroys her identity and vitality."
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.