"Around the survivors, a perimeter create!"
Yoda has his cute way of speaking that cleverly jumbles common wording:
"Always in motion is the future."But a lot of times, he says things straight up. The balance is nice. If he did Yoda-speak all the time it would be annoying, and we already have to deal with the fact he's a puppet.
"Wars not make one great."
"Save the lives of the Jedi, we must."
Thinking over Yoda's dialogue makes me analyze my own writing. If I'm forcing a certain dialect, it has to be relevant enough to the character or the situation to be used. Too much of a weird speaking pattern pulls a reader out of the story. Yoda-speak is effective to establish his character, but it's annoying if he only talks that way.
Are there any examples you have of bad dialogue that have helped you craft your own writing?
Or if you just want to comment about Star Wars, that's cool, too.