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20th Mar '17 9:22:56 AM Eagal
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* Happens a lot with Christian hymns.

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* %%* Happens a lot with Christian hymns.
10th Feb '17 6:17:51 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'': The ''Mickey and the Beanstalk'' segment has the bridge of Willie the Giant's IAmSong.
-->''I can change myself into an elf''
-->''Fly up high like the birdies''
-->''I can disappear into atmosphere''
-->'''Cause I know the magic wordies''
30th Jan '17 10:49:59 PM Twentington
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* Music/CarrieUnderwood, "All-American Girl":
-->Sixteen short years later\\
She was falling for the senior football '''star'''\\
Before you knew it, he was dropping passes\\
Skipping practice just to spend more time with '''her'''
28th Jan '17 7:57:56 AM F1Krazy
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* Music/OKGo came out with an absolute ''classic'' in their debut song "Get Over It":
-->Oh you're such a catch, what a prize\\
Got a body like a ''battleaxe''\\
Love that perfect frown, honest eyes\\
We oughta buy you a ''Cadillac''
** And then there was "Don't Ask Me", where almost ''every rhyme'' was painful. The first verse sets the tone for the rest of the song:
--->Quit acting so friendly\\
Don't nod, don't laugh all nicely\\
Don't think you'll up-end me\\
Don't sigh, don't sip your iced tea
24th Jan '17 2:24:52 PM Chytus
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* Although Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of the most famous Hispanic poetesses in the world, wrote quite a bit of excellent poetry in her life, she did slipped in this kind of rhyme a couple of times. One of her poems, for example, resorts to writing "cruel" as "cruël", an archaic Spanish trick to add an extra syllable.
** That's not really archaic Spanish. All the diaeresis means is "pronounce these vowels separately", and it's not that unusual to see "cruel" pronounced as "croo-el", especially in British works.
** The word "cruel" ''is'' pronounced with two syllables in all varieties of modern Spanish. Pronouncing it as rhyming with "fell" or "fool" which it seems the above troper is suggesting it should be pronounced would elicit only derisive laughter from actual Spanish speakers.
*** Or in ''Good King Wenceslas'', to rhyme with "fuel." (which it still doesn't).
13th Jan '17 8:56:21 AM Gravidef
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* PlayedForLaughs in an sketch of ''Series/TheAmandaShow'' featuring a class of teens with superpowers. Josh Peck's character, Billy, has the [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway gift of "super-rhyming"]]--"Yeah! I do it all the time...ing." As he's compelled to make a couplet out of whatever someone last said, the results are, well...
-->'''Miss [=DeBoat=]''': Why are you all snickering?
-->'''Billy''': At least we're not bickering!
-->'''Lisa''': You're giving us a pop quiz?!
-->'''Billy''': If you spill a soda, you have to...mop...fizz.
-->'''Lisa''': Reggie's a super-burper.
-->'''Billy''': When I kiss a girl, I slurp 'er!
13th Jan '17 8:42:59 AM Gravidef
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* Andrew Lloyd Webber's ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamcoat'' runs into this a few times.
** "Joseph's Coat" gives us these choice couplets. Interestingly, they fall in the same place in two different verses, leading us to believe that Sir Andrew should have chosen a different meter:
--->'''Narrator''': But where they have really missed the ''boat-is,''
--->'''Brothers''': We're great guys, but no one seems to ''notice.''
*** And later...
---->'''Narrator''': His astounding clothing took the ''biscuit.''
---->'''Brothers''': Quite the smoothest person in the ''district.''
** During "Stone the Crows", some of Pharaoh's fangirls sing "Greatest man since Noah / Only goes to ''show-a.''"
3rd Jan '17 3:43:43 PM ryanasaurus0077
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-->When exigence of rhyme compels,\\

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-->When --->When exigence of rhyme compels,\\



-->In short, when I've a smattering of elementary strategy,\\
You'll say a better Major-General has never... (''tries to think of word'') ''sat a-gee!''[[note]]This means to ride a horse.[[/note]]

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-->In --->In short, when I've a smattering of elementary strategy,\\
strategy... (''tries to think of a word to rhyme'')\\
You'll say a better Major-General has never... (''tries to think of word'') never ''sat a-gee!''[[note]]This means to ride a horse.[[/note]][[/note]]
::: Averted if Stanley does an encore of the final verse, in which he simply doesn't even try to rhyme "strategy" and instead flat-out finishes the couplet with "rode a horse".
2nd Jan '17 6:15:07 PM MiddleEighth
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*''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' is stuffed with these, and John complains about them Every. Single. Time. When told that the gods wrote them, he sneers, “Well, now we know they ain't the gods of poetry.”
27th Dec '16 11:57:59 AM stuffedninja
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** Theodore Roosevelt vs. Winston Churchill: Churchill rhymes "darkness" with "parks, yes" and also gives us this clunky rhyme scheme:
-->I'll fight you on the '''beaches'''\\
I'll fight you on the '''beats, yes'''!\\
Any way you want to fight, I'll fight ya and I'll '''beat ya''', see?\\
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