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5th May '16 10:56:23 PM PaulA
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* The early Pern books by Creator/AnneMcCaffrey have snippets of Harper songs at the start of each chapter.

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* The early Pern ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' books by Creator/AnneMcCaffrey have snippets of Harper songs at the start of each chapter.
5th May '16 5:44:17 AM PaulA
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* Creator/TimPowers almost always quotes a bunch of British poems at the beginning of his books and of the chapters. Often these will include quotes from "William Ashbless", a fictitious poet and shared AuthorAvatar-proxy of Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock; Ashbless appears in Powers' ''Literature/TheAnubisGates''.

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* Creator/TimPowers almost always quotes a bunch of British poems at the beginning of his books and of the chapters. Often these a book will include quotes begin with two quotes, one real and one from "William Ashbless", a fictitious poet and shared AuthorAvatar-proxy of Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock; Ashbless appears in Powers' ''Literature/TheAnubisGates''.


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* ''Literature/TheDragonWaiting'' by Creator/JohnMFord, which concerns the English monarchial succession of the 15th century, has an epigraph quoting from the play ''Perkin Warbeck'', which concerns the English monarchial succession of the 15th century and is by the 17th-century playwright John Ford (no relation).
25th Apr '16 5:53:04 PM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/AGoodCompromise'' borrows [[https://youtu.be/wpSunpfXoCg "Sacrifice"]] from the soundtrack of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' volume 2. The lyrics are seemingly being used to refer to the Dominion.
24th Apr '16 10:15:19 PM quackytrope
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* WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks uses this in the episode "Return of the King", which starts with an epigraph about Martin Luther King Jr. wanting the next generation to understand that the privileges they'll have in the future did not come without sacrifice, followed by an anonymous "whatever, nigga". [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped It's pretty important to the overall message]].

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* WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks uses this in the episode "Return of the King", which starts with an epigraph about from Martin Luther King Jr. about wanting the next generation to understand that the privileges they'll have in the future did not come without sacrifice, followed by an anonymous "whatever, nigga". [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped It's pretty important to the overall message]].
24th Apr '16 10:14:24 PM quackytrope
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* The Boondocks uses this in the episode "Return of the King", which starts with an epigraph about Martin Luther King Jr. wanting the next generation to understand that the privileges they'll have in the future did not come without sacrifice, followed by an anonymous "whatever, nigga". [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped It's pretty important to the overall message]].

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* The Boondocks WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks uses this in the episode "Return of the King", which starts with an epigraph about Martin Luther King Jr. wanting the next generation to understand that the privileges they'll have in the future did not come without sacrifice, followed by an anonymous "whatever, nigga". [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped It's pretty important to the overall message]].
24th Apr '16 10:14:02 PM quackytrope
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* The Boondocks uses this in the episode "Return of the King", which starts with an epigraph about Martin Luther King Jr. wanting the next generation to understand that the privileges they'll have in the future did not come without sacrifice, followed by an anonymous "whatever, nigga". [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped It's pretty important to the overall message]].
14th Apr '16 10:00:30 PM gemmabeta2
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* A variation of sorts exists in some ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games: upon most player deaths, the game usually displays a quote about warfare.

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* A variation of sorts exists in some ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' games: upon most player deaths, the game usually displays a quote about warfare.the more sobering realities of warfare (or the cost of a modern piece of military equipment).
14th Apr '16 9:55:04 PM gemmabeta2
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** ''Literature/TheCasualVacancy'' opens each section with a relevant quote from ''Local Council Administration'' Charles Arnold-Baker, as befitting a story revolving around a small town government, the first epigram conveniently defines what a casual vacancy is.

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** ''Literature/TheCasualVacancy'' opens each section with a relevant quote from ''Local Council Administration'' by Charles Arnold-Baker, as befitting a story revolving around a small town government, the first epigram conveniently defines what a casual vacancy is.
11th Apr '16 9:22:01 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* FanFic writers often preface chapters with quotes [[SongFic from their favourite songs]]. In some cases the song has little to do with the actual contents of the fic, and is simply what the writer happened to be listening at the moment.
17th Feb '16 5:10:51 AM DaibhidC
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* Every episode of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' begins with a quote. Usually from a fairy tale, but as the series went on they started having to widen their sources a bit.
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