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Basic Trope: A character who speaks in rhyme all the time.

  • Straight: Everything Lori says is in rhymes.
  • Exaggerated: Everyone rhymes in the series.
  • Downplayed: Lori doesn't rhyme all the time, but sometimes randomly bursts out rhyming, with no apparent reason.
  • Inverted: Lori tries hard not to rhyme.
  • Justified:
    • Lori is an alien from a Planet of Hats where everyone rhymes, or she just likes to rhyme.
    • Or Lori is a talented poet.
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  • Subverted: Lori starts off rhyming but then doesn't rhyme in the next episode.
  • Double Subverted: That episode was All Just a Dream, or that wasn't really Lori.
  • Parodied: Lori says "I can't think of a rhyme" at one point. Then she says "I don't have the time".
  • Zigzagged: In the first episode Lori speaks in rhyme, in the next she doesn't, but that's because it was All Just a Dream, but when Alice (the dreamer) wakes up, Lori doesn't rhyme, but that was actually Lori's Evil Twin, but then the real Lori shows up and doesn't rhyme, but that's because she was possessed.
  • Lampshaded: "Why are you rhyming?"
  • Enforced: Lori finds herself on another planet/in another world where it's customary or even the law to speak solely in rhyme. She's thus required to talk in verse to either blend in or avoid jail.
  • Invoked: Alice and Bob make a bet in order to find out if Bob can rhyme all day.
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  • Exploited: Because she always speaks in rhyme anyways, Lori has no difficulty writing poems.
  • Defied: All the characters try hard not to rhyme.
  • Discussed: "Why do you rhyme?" "That is just the way I speak, don't consider me a freak."
  • Conversed: "How does that character manage to rhyme all the time?"
  • Deconstructed: Lori fails to do her speech because nothing rhymes with "orange".
  • Reconstructed: She just makes sure never to end a line with "orange", or she realizes that many words do at least partially rhyme with "orange" - "challenge", "lozenge", etc...

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