Sorry to all about the post just prior to this. Too many windows open...
At 02:53 PM 07/19/2001 +0100, Jennifer Fomichelli wrote:
>Steve, I think there is a difference between calling up another (usually
>secondary to the primary sense in context) meaning of a word, and calling
>into play other's words and contexts.
What else would be the purpose of an Eliotian pun other than to call up
"another...meaning of a word, and calling into play other's (others' ?)
words and contexts"?
That is, if Eliot is punning, it is the contexts specifically that he is
calling up; otherwise, why bother?
> W Empson writes well on puns in Seven Types of Ambiguity.