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Dear Carrol,
     As you indicated to me last night, you know I asked the question 
about a chair's leg to get Diana and others not to be misled by a 
too-easy distinction.
> A literal meaning is simply different from a metaphorical or symbolic 
> meaning. 
It is a well-worn example of the difficulty in making such distinctions.

Best,
Marcia

  Manister wrote:
> Dear Carrol,
>
> Marcia asked you the question as a way of mocking what I posted. I 
> leave you and Marcia to your self-satisfied gloating.
>
> Presumably my idiocy comprises a belief that Eliot's title is not 
> meaningless. I never suggested ignoring the root of the word 
> "Gerontion." Are you saying my approach is overly determinate or not 
> sufficiently indeterminate? It seems to me you accused me of both.
>
> Diana
>