The Significance of Allusions

“Allusions, which give us more to do and so heighten our attention, invite informed imaginations to make their own contributions. Meaning is infolded not to obscure but to improve communication. The implicit allows the pleasure of discovery, and readers who are invited to fill gaps appreciate authors who respect them enough not to shout.”

-Dale C. Alison Jr., “Murder and Anger, Cain and Abel”, from Studies in Matthew.


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