Example of a dialogue poem between Eragon and Murtagh from the book Eldest.
Old Yet New Acquaintances
Eragon: Murtagh, you and I used to be friends,
But then I thought you were dead.
Murtagh: I was your friend, but then everything changed.
Eragon, you were greatly deceived.
Eragon: How was I deceived? I thought we were friends and you had my back.
I scryed you, but everything was black.
Murtagh: Everything was black because I could not see.
I was smuggled through a dark tunnel as I tried to break free.
Eragon: I understand now, but I thought we were a team.
Now you are on the opposing side and are an enemy.
Murtagh: Eragon, it is not what it seems.
I was tricked and now am on the other team.
Eragon: How so were you tricked?
You were always a smart lad.
Murtagh: I was tricked by the dark lord Galbatorix himself.
He threatened me to take an oath or it would be my death.
Eragon: I thought you would never join him, no matter what.
You lied to me Murtagh, and you broke your promise.
Murtagh: Eragon, one of his dragons hatched for me and I had no choice.
He made my dragon and me say an oath in a language in which you cannot lie.
Eragon: So what? You are just going to kill innocent people for him.
You should just kill yourself to help save middle earth.
Murtagh: Eragon, you completely misunderstand Galbatorix.
His goal is to renew the dragon riders, not kill them.
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