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22nd Mar '17 2:39:07 PM Medinoc
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* With ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' having William Shakespeare as a character, it makes sense that some would appear in-story. But none better than the ''FourOneNineScam in iambic pentameter''. [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/524.html Behold.]]
12th Mar '17 1:43:42 PM nombretomado
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* An entire episode of ''{{Moonlighting}}'' consisted of lines in iambic pentameter. For bonus awesome, it was a hilarious parody of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew.''

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* An entire episode of ''{{Moonlighting}}'' ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'' consisted of lines in iambic pentameter. For bonus awesome, it was a hilarious parody of ''Theatre/TheTamingOfTheShrew.''
25th Feb '17 4:28:33 PM nombretomado
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* The Fatima Fates sometimes lapse into iambic pentameter when delivering a prophecy in ''TheFiveStarStories'', though this may only be in the [[{{Woolseyism}} English version]]. What's strange is that Clotho's prophecy in Volume II has the rhyming couplet at the beginning rather than the end.

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* The Fatima Fates sometimes lapse into iambic pentameter when delivering a prophecy in ''TheFiveStarStories'', ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'', though this may only be in the [[{{Woolseyism}} English version]]. What's strange is that Clotho's prophecy in Volume II has the rhyming couplet at the beginning rather than the end.
20th Jan '17 2:17:48 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "The Mountain and the Viper" Daenerys Targaryen banishes someone with a rhyming couplet.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Although probably unintentional, in "The Mountain and the Viper" Daenerys Targaryen banishes someone with a rhyming couplet.
14th Nov '16 9:47:19 PM lucy24
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* ''Litearature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': GRRM's writing style is heavily iambic, and iambic pentameter occurs frequently enough that it's unlikely to be coincidental. A few of the more quotable examples:

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* ''Litearature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': GRRM's writing style is heavily iambic, and iambic pentameter occurs frequently enough that it's unlikely to be coincidental. A few of the more quotable examples:




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* The final chapter of Jerome K. Jerome’s ''Literature/ThreeMenInABoat'' suddenly lets loose with: ''But the river—chill and weary, with the ceaseless rain-drops falling on its brown and sluggish waters, with a sound as of a woman, weeping low in some dark chamber; while the woods, all dark and silent, shrouded in their mists of vapour, stand like ghosts upon the margin; silent ghosts with eyes reproachful, like the ghosts of evil actions, like the ghosts of friends neglected—is a spirit-haunted water through the land of vain regrets.'' It is not the book’s only Hiawatha parody, but it is the sneakiest.[[labelnote:note]]If you must split hairs, this is not iambic pentameter. It is trochaic tetrameter.[[/labelnote]]
3rd Nov '16 9:32:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', Red comes across Japeth, a singing senile country western mountain goat:

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* In ''{{Hoodwinked}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', Red comes across Japeth, a singing senile country western mountain goat:
23rd Oct '16 5:16:33 AM erforce
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** In an issue of JusticeLeagueOfAmerica there's a demon practising rhyming speech, hoping for an eventual promotion.

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** In an issue of JusticeLeagueOfAmerica ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'', there's a demon practising rhyming speech, hoping for an eventual promotion.



* Creator/AlanMoore [[AuthorAppeal really loves]] his iambic pentameter; in TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen book ''The Black Dossier'', the final passage features Prospero explaining at length (and in iambic pentameter) the importance of fiction. Makes sense, since he ''is'' a character from Shakespeare.

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* Creator/AlanMoore [[AuthorAppeal really loves]] his iambic pentameter; in TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' book ''The Black Dossier'', the final passage features Prospero explaining at length (and in iambic pentameter) the importance of fiction. Makes sense, since he ''is'' a character from Shakespeare.
17th Oct '16 4:55:53 PM nombretomado
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* Bastian in ''[[FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' speaks entirely in iambic pentameter. Elincia also uses it for a RousingSpeech.

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* Bastian in ''[[FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' speaks entirely in iambic pentameter. Elincia also uses it for a RousingSpeech.
25th May '16 9:18:57 AM falcon2484
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* Found in the "MAD Personal Columns" in an issue of ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'':
--> HANDSOME MAN who speaks in rhyme, seeks a gal who's mighty fine. I'm wealthy, smart and 43, but all my friends are sick of me. All I do is speak in verse; I say I'll stop and then get worse. So if you like a man who's dumb, write to me--BOX 41.
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7th Apr '16 7:51:04 PM TheCuza
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* [=Zer0=] of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' speaks primarily in haiku. No one else is sure why he does so.

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* [=Zer0=] of ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' speaks primarily entirely in haiku.{{haiku}}, unless he's only saying one or two words. No one else is sure why he does so. During his appearance in ''VideoGame/TalesFromTheBorderlands'', he carries on an ECHO conversation with Moxxi where he appears to speak normally, but if you just take his side of the conversation, you'll notice it still forms a haiku anyway.
-->'''[=Zer0=]:''' My quest is not done.\\
'''Moxxi:''' My reward for you is gonna be long, ''hard'', and '''''powerful'''''.\\
'''[=Zer0=]:''' [[NotDistractedByTheSexy Gortys remains out of reach.]]\\
'''Moxxi:''' [[DontExplainTheJoke It's a rocket launcher!]]\\
'''[=Zer0=]:''' Yes. Innuendo. ''[hangs up and shakes his head in frustration]''
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