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The Wikipedia article defiens "numerology" as: belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. It is also the study of the numerical value of the letters in words, names, and ideas. It is often associated with the paranormal, alongside astrology and similar divinatory arts. (citations omitted) But ...


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I think @davidseigel has a good answer for general numerical symbolism. If you want to use actual numerology in your poetry, I would suggest thinking about the meaning you want your poem to have and what number(s) might be associated with that. You could then build that number into your poem -- have a meter that corresponds (tetrameter for #4, for example). ...


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