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“I’m tired of this level,” Finlay complains. “Can we just use the cheat code and skip to The Waste Land?”

“Try putting the rainwater in the red wheelbarrow,” Coleman suggests.

“You think?” says Finlay, and clicks, then drags. A triumphant popup blooms on the screen.

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“Sweet, we don’t have that one yet!” says Coleman.

[The strong metonymy–rather than metaphor–at work in the poem creates a defamiliarizing focus on the simple objects described.]

“That’s simplified,” says Coleman. “Shlovsky and Williams were both anti-Symbolists, but–”

“Yeah, yeah,” says Finlay. “How many points is it worth?”