Metaphorpsum

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

The literature would have us believe that an aroused stream is not but a shrimp. Some heartsome pigs are thought of simply as deadlines. Some posit the extant television to be less than clumsy. In ancient times those respects are nothing more than existences.

Options

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

metaphorpsum.com/paragraphs/<numberOfParagraphs>

metaphorpsum.com/paragraphs/<numberOfParagraphs>/<numberOfSentences>

limit: 20 paragraphs / 50 sentences

Or just grab a few sentences by hitting

metaphorpsum.com/sentences/<numberOfSentences>

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

metaphorpsum.com/paragraphs/3?p=true

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

curl http://metaphorpsum.com/sentences/3

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

function meta() { curl http://metaphorpsum.com/sentences/$@ | pbcopy ;}

usage: meta 5

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