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18th Aug '16 1:04:34 PM Divra
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* ''Literature/AManCalledOve'' gives every chapter a title which begins with "A man called Ove..." and always has something to do with the events therein. For example the chapter in which Ove reluctantly allows a disowned gay teenager and a stray cat to stay at his house is called "A man called Ove isn't running a goddamned hotel".
5th Aug '16 12:58:09 AM PaulA
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* As it is a parody of Dumas's work, the ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Khaavren Romances]]'' have chapter titles in this style, sometimes playing off of specific Dumas chapter titles--which are, of course, also in this style. The most memorable was probably "In Which The Plot, Behaving In Much The Same Manner As A Soup To Which Cornstarch Has Been Added, Begins, At Last, To Thicken."
** Several of the author's Vlad Taltos series books have front-cover blurbs in this format. "In Which Vlad and His Jhereg Learn How the Love of a Good Woman Can Turn a Cold-Blooded Killer Into a Real Mean S.O.B. ..." or "In which Vlad must survive among an alien race: ''his own.''"

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As it is a parody of Dumas's work, the ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Khaavren Romances]]'' ''Literature/KhaavrenRomances'' have chapter titles in this style, sometimes playing off of specific Dumas chapter titles--which are, of course, also in this style. The most memorable was probably "In Which The Plot, Behaving In Much The Same Manner As A Soup To Which Cornstarch Has Been Added, Begins, At Last, To Thicken."
** Several of the author's Vlad Taltos series books have front-cover blurbs in this format. "In Which Vlad and His Jhereg Learn How the Love of a Good Woman Can Turn a Cold-Blooded Killer Into a Real Mean S.O.B. ..." or "In which Vlad must survive among an alien race: ''his own.''"
31st Jul '16 3:04:44 AM Sakidora
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* Used frequently by Jeffery Farnol in his historical novels, particularly his Regency romances.
5th Jul '16 12:07:27 AM Korodzik
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An equally old-fashioned variant is when the title consists of a number of short phrases which enumerate the main plot points of the chapter (and occasionally irrelevant side details). For instance: "A Trope is described.--The Summary of its Qualities.--'In which there are Examples'.--The Contributors provide the aforemention'd Examples.--End of the Page"

This trope probably descends from the poets' practice of putting "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_%28literature%29 arguments]]" (short summaries) before every section.

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An equally old-fashioned variant is when the title consists of a number of short phrases which enumerate the main plot points of the chapter (and occasionally irrelevant side details). For instance: "A Trope is described.--The Summary of its Qualities.--'In which there are Examples'.Which Examples Are Listed'.--The Contributors provide the aforemention'd Examples.--End of the Page"

This trope probably descends from the poets' practice (common in the Renaissance era) of putting short summaries called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argument_%28literature%29 arguments]]" (short summaries) before every section.
section of their poems.
29th May '16 8:35:47 PM PaulA
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* The chapter headings in ''Literature/TheDragonHoard''.
5th May '16 8:32:26 AM DaibhidC
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* Every issue of ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' story arc "Season of Mists" -- for example, chapter 1: "In which the Lord of Dreams makes preparations to visit the realms infernal; farewells are said; a toast is drunk; and in Hell the adversary makes certain preparations of his own". The issues/chapters of "Brief Lives" also have something similar.

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* Every issue of ''Comicbook/TheSandman'' story arc "Season of Mists" -- for example, chapter 1: "In which the Lord of Dreams makes preparations to visit the realms infernal; farewells are said; a toast is drunk; and in Hell the adversary makes certain preparations of his own". The issues/chapters of "Brief Lives" also have something similar.similar, as does "The Wake", where each chapter has [[DoubleMeaningTitle a different definition of "wake"]], and the chapter titles say which one ("Which occurs in the wake of what has gone before"; "In which a wake is held"; and "In which we wake".)
1st Mar '16 11:00:28 PM Ghidra15
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* Like the comics examples above, both Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AnansiBoys'' and ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'' use this [[PlayedForLaughs for comedy]] Clearly something of AuthorAppeal for Gaiman.


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* Like the comics examples above, both Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/AnansiBoys'' and ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'' use this [[PlayedForLaughs for comedy]] Clearly something of AuthorAppeal for Gaiman.
1st Mar '16 10:57:33 PM Ghidra15
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17th Feb '16 7:14:36 AM Nepeta
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* My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has the season five episode 'The one where Pinkie Pie knows' which is a parody on the comedy series Friends.
13th Oct '15 1:04:44 PM StongRadd
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!!In which there are Examples:

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