Yup! From nothing to nothing we proceed. 
All best. 

On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 3:14 PM Cox, Carrol <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
To say that P reflects Q, one must first know both P & Q independently. I cannot say an elm reflects an oak tree unless I am familiar with both trees.

Hence the statement that a poem reflects the "personality" of the poet unless I already know that "personality" from other sources.

The whole discussion is neither false nor true but merely empty of content.