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30th May '17 6:31:36 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of the ''TheWestWing'' had the president and staff wondering about the mental capacity of one of the Justices of the Supreme Court after he issued comments in Iambic Tetrameter, identified positively by the writing staff.

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* One episode of the ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' had the president and staff wondering about the mental capacity of one of the Justices of the Supreme Court after he issued comments in Iambic Tetrameter, identified positively by the writing staff.
21st May '17 4:50:01 PM jormis29
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* There is a very amusing scene in the play ''Goodnight Desdemona Good Morning Juliet'', where the main character, having been sucked into ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', realizes that she is now effortlessly speaking in iambic pentameter.

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* There is a very amusing scene in the play ''Goodnight Desdemona Good Morning Juliet'', ''Theatre/GoodnightDesdemonaGoodMorningJuliet'', where the main character, having been sucked into ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', realizes that she is now effortlessly speaking in iambic pentameter.
22nd Apr '17 3:18:21 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/FaeryLegendsOfAvalon'', Bert talks in rhyming poetry — except when [[spoiler:he's confessing to having been sent to spy on you, which makes him too nervous to keep the rhyming up]].
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.
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