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Punctuated! For! Emphasis!
NO! GODDAMN! KIDDING!

Messenger: This is blasphemy! This is madness!
Leonidas: Madness?... This! Is! SPARTA!
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LINES. DELIVERED. WITH. EXTREME! EMPHASIS! ON... EVERY! WORD! ESPECIALLY. THE. ENDING!!!!

This is dialogue transformed into spectacle. It is normally used in Chewing the Scenery and with accordance to the Rule of Cool, and is a favorite handwave for Acoustic License. A person who does this often will come across as a Large Ham or just someone with No Indoor Voice. Done badly, it can torpedo a dramatic scene. Done well, it can be part of a Moment Of Awesome, although rarely the only component.

Many times invokes the Rule of Three. Sometimes a part of a Skyward Scream. If each word is accompanied with an attack then it's a Punctuated Pounding. If the delivery ends with a swear, then it's This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!.

Often leads to the line becoming memetic. An interesting experiment is to go on a Memetic Mutation page and see how many of the entries aren't due to Chewing the Scenery, Punctuated! For! Emphasis!, or hilarious Narm (often because of the other two).


THESE! ARE! EXAMPLES!


THIS! IS! TVTROPES! *kick*
Psmith PsyndromeThis Trope Name References ItselfPunny Name
Pre-Asskicking One-LinerWord PowerPunctuated Pounding
The Power of LoveJustForFun/Tropes of LegendRecycled IN SPACE!
NO INDOOR VOICEChewing the ScenerySay My Name
Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...Professional WrestlingThe Quisling
Chronically Killed ActorImageSource/WebcomicsJohnny Wander
Fan FicOverdosed TropesThere Is No Kill Like Overkill
This Is My StorySelf-Demonstrating ArticleThose Two Bad Guys

alternative title(s): This Is SPARTA; Punctuated Emphasis; Punctuation For Emphasis
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