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20th Jan '16 9:36:40 PM jormis29
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* [[RuleOfThree Another]] Creator/AlanMoore example: Witch Wench, a 17th-century superheroine (and member of the time-travelling League of Infinity) introduced during Moore's run on ''{{Supreme}}''.
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* [[RuleOfThree Another]] Creator/AlanMoore example: Witch Wench, a 17th-century superheroine (and member of the time-travelling League of Infinity) introduced during Moore's run on ''{{Supreme}}''.''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}''.
1st Dec '15 2:48:25 AM Morgenthaler
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[[labelnote:Poetic meter 101]] An '''iamb''' is a pair of syllables where the stress falls on the second one - ba-DUM (if it goes DUM-ba it's a '''trochee'''). '''Penta'''meter is verse with five stressed syllables (tetrameter has four, heptameter has seven, etc), so iambic pentameter has five iambs (usually ten syllables, but odd unstressed ones at the beginning or end don't affect the meter much). This kind of verse is very common in Creator/WilliamShakespeare, as in for example "Un-EA-sy LIES the HEAD that WEARS a CROWN" (HenryIVPart2). This trope can apply to any poetic dialogue though.[[/labelnote]]
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[[labelnote:Poetic meter 101]] An '''iamb''' is a pair of syllables where the stress falls on the second one - ba-DUM (if it goes DUM-ba it's a '''trochee'''). '''Penta'''meter is verse with five stressed syllables (tetrameter has four, heptameter has seven, etc), so iambic pentameter has five iambs (usually ten syllables, but odd unstressed ones at the beginning or end don't affect the meter much). This kind of verse is very common in Creator/WilliamShakespeare, as in for example "Un-EA-sy LIES the HEAD that WEARS a CROWN" (HenryIVPart2).(Theatre/HenryIVPart2). This trope can apply to any poetic dialogue though.[[/labelnote]]
3rd Nov '15 8:48:25 PM nombretomado
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* Amatsu-Mikaboshi in ''IncredibleHercules'' speaks purely in haiku, for no particular reason. He can speak normally, so it just seems like he's doing it because he can.
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* Amatsu-Mikaboshi in ''IncredibleHercules'' ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' speaks purely in haiku, for no particular reason. He can speak normally, so it just seems like he's doing it because he can.
31st Oct '15 7:45:22 PM RaustBD
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"BE found IN" is awkward and borders on Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable. Fixed.
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31st Oct '15 11:50:35 AM Grudgeal
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* Strong Sad goes on a 'lyric rampage' using Iambic Pentameter in the ''WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail'' "Rampage". He's immediately laughed off the stage by Strong Bad and Coach Z.
18th Oct '15 2:14:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* JamesGunn told Creator/LloydKaufman he wrote ''Film/TromeoAndJuliet'' completely in iambic pentameter. He didn't, but there is a lot of it.
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* JamesGunn Creator/JamesGunn told Creator/LloydKaufman he wrote ''Film/TromeoAndJuliet'' completely in iambic pentameter. He didn't, but there is a lot of it.
23rd Sep '15 5:36:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[CrazyAwesome main character]] in ''[[TheWiseMansFear The Wise Man's Fear]]'' by Patrick Rothfuss ends up spending some time in [[MagicalLand Fae]], where most conversations seem to be carried out in rhyming couplets. It's implied that this is a somewhat whimsical form of amusement, rather than a natural speech pattern.
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* The [[CrazyAwesome main character]] in ''[[TheWiseMansFear The Wise Man's Fear]]'' ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'' by Patrick Rothfuss ends up spending some time in [[MagicalLand Fae]], where most conversations seem to be carried out in rhyming couplets. It's implied that this is a somewhat whimsical form of amusement, rather than a natural speech pattern.

* in ''RuledBritannia'' not only are Marlowe and Shakespeare's plays obviously in Iambic Pentameter, their conversations between each other often are as well. * In the ''StarTrekTheLostEra'' novel ''The Buried Age'', there's a scene where Picard and Ariel discuss Shakespeare, and he realises afterwards that she was casually speaking in iambic pentameter, including finishing with a rhyming couplet.
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* in ''RuledBritannia'' ''Literature/RuledBritannia'' not only are Marlowe and Shakespeare's plays obviously in Iambic Pentameter, their conversations between each other often are as well. * In the ''StarTrekTheLostEra'' ''Literature/StarTrekTheLostEra'' novel ''The Buried Age'', there's a scene where Picard and Ariel discuss Shakespeare, and he realises afterwards that she was casually speaking in iambic pentameter, including finishing with a rhyming couplet.
19th Sep '15 4:18:32 PM nombretomado
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* Taking this in a new and strange direction, the demon {{Etrigan}} in the DC Universe speaks in ''rhyme''. This is taken by one of the Endless as a sign he has been promoted in the demonic ranks. And when Creator/AlanMoore wrote him, he actually ''did'' speak iambic pentameter. One incarnation of him accidentally forgot to rhyme in haste, meaning it's a conscious effort on his part rather than automatically how speech comes to him.
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* Taking this in a new and strange direction, the demon {{Etrigan}} ComicBook/{{Etrigan}} in the DC Universe speaks in ''rhyme''. This is taken by one of the Endless as a sign he has been promoted in the demonic ranks. And when Creator/AlanMoore wrote him, he actually ''did'' speak iambic pentameter. One incarnation of him accidentally forgot to rhyme in haste, meaning it's a conscious effort on his part rather than automatically how speech comes to him.
5th Sep '15 8:31:31 PM Quanyails
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In every situation—great or small—\\
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In every ev'ry situation—great or small—\\
3rd Jul '15 11:27:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''LegacyOfKain'' wouldn't be itself without this.
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* ''LegacyOfKain'' ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain'' wouldn't be itself without this.
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