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WORDS AND NUMBERS

THE SOUTHERN COMMUNICATION JOURNAL 55 (SUMMER, 1990), 337-354

 WORDS AND NUMBERS: MATHEMATICAL DIMENSIONS OF RHETORIC

 BY ALLEN H. MERRIAM

 This essay investigates how numbers function rhetorically by in­fluencing persuasive appeals, the structure of messages, and our use of .language. The author argues that "three" is the dominant numerical motif of rhetoric in the English language.

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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

 

"The ladies men admire, I've heard, Would shudder at a wicked word. Their candle gives a single light; They'd rather stay at home at night. They do not keep awake till three, Nor read erotic poetry. They never sanction the impure, Nor recognize an overture. They shrink from powders and from paints … So far, I've had no complaints.''

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Dan Parker

Dan Parker

Dan Parker

 

Millions of words are written annually purporting to tell how to beat the races, whereas the best possible advice on the subject is found in the three monosyllables: 'Do not try.'

 

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