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Monday, April 23, 2007

Is it just me...

... or has anyone else noticed that the Green Lantern oath is written in iambic tetrameter?

For those unwilling to follow the link, an iamb is the base unit of Classical Greek poetry. It consists of a short syllable (italic) followed by a long syllable (bold). Tetrameter means that there are four iambs per phrase.

In bright -est day, in black -est night,

No e -vil shall es -cape my sight!

Let those who wor -ship e -vil's might

Be -ware my pow'r -- Green Lan -tern's light!

Now I'm tempted to do "Green Lantern, as written in Heroic Verse."

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