The number three is found pervasively in writing. Some of our greatest stories, fairy tales, and myths include threes.
- The Three Musketeers
- The Secret, Book, and Scone Society
- Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Rule of Three in writing suggests that three events or characters are more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers.
- Three Stooges
- Three witches in Macbeth
- Three ghosts visit Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
Some of the most famous quotes throughout history are structured in threes.
- Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
- Friends, Romans, Countrymen
- Duty. Honor. Country.
Apparently info sticks better in our heads when in threes. (Although seven likes to give three a run: seven wonders of the world, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, seven digits in a phone number.) But I digress.
So I got to thinking about threes and decided to share my three of my favorites (in no particular order) in some random categories.Continue reading