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Written by Stephanie
(10/30/2011 4:21 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Persuade, penned by Kathryn Ann
First, try searching all the novel texts from the online texts home page, but do not trust the counts completely. I think that the first occurrence of the word shows up in the search engine, but later ones in the same chapter do not.
Second, remember that this is a very short novel compared to the others. If a variation of the word shows up every ten pages in Persuasion and every twenty in Pride and Prejudice, say, then the count might still be higher in P&P.
Third, I understand that you looked for variations of 'persuade,' but Author Austen used synonyms for it, as well: 'guide,' 'give advice,'convince,' etc.
Fourth, Author Austen did not name it Persuasion, did she? It was named after her death.
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