A wise– if perhaps slightly pedantic– generator of metaphor.

Before worms, corns were only jams. A century can hardly be considered a beveled weight without also being a cherry. Before books, fishermen were only australias. Some patchy step-uncles are thought of simply as aprils.


Give me paragraph(s) containing sentence(s) each; wrap them in <p> tags.

Huh? Numbers please. Above 0.

API Usage

Get paragraphs by sending an AJAX request to<numberOfParagraphs><numberOfParagraphs>/<numberOfSentences>

limit: 20 paragraphs / 50 sentences

Or just grab a few sentences by hitting<numberOfSentences>

Add a URL parameter p=true to get each paragraph in <p> tags

Using OS X or Linux? Try this in the command line:


And here’s a nifty bash script that copies metaphorpsum straight to your clipboard

function meta() { curl$@ | pbcopy ;}

usage: meta 5

Built and maintained by Kyle Stetz. Get the source code on GitHub.