Entertainment / Literature / Extra-Textual Meaning: Meaning that originates not in the text being read, but in another related text. The most common type of extra-textual meaning is an allusion, in which an author briefly refers to a character, event, place, or object from the Bible, mythology, history, or another literary work. Since the author does not necessarily explain this allusion, it is up to the reader to recognize the reference and supply the significance from the outside text. Contrast with intra-textual meaning.
Meaning Adjective Synonyms: purport, implication, drift, spirit, connotation, significance, intention
Meaning Noun Synonyms: sense, import, content, signification, denotation, message, substance, gist
Entertainment / Literature / Transfer Of Meaning: A change in meaning--often poetic in origin--in which a word's referent alters by a figure of speech such as a synecdoche, a metaphor, or a metonym. For instance, consider the phrase, 'all hands on de MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Intra-Textual Meaning: Meaning that originates not within a work itself, but that originates in a related work in the same collection. For instance, in William Blake's Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, we find a poem MORE