Anticlimax or Bathos



Anticlimax or Bathos :



This is the opposite to Climax and signifies a ludicrous descent from the higher to the lower.

He lost his wife, his daughter, his sons and his watch - all at one fell swoop.

Here, thou great Anna ! whom three realms obey,
Dost sometimes counsel take and sometimes tea. (Pope)

A man so various, that he seemed to be
Not one, but all mankind's epitome ;
Who in the course of one revolving moon
Was lawyer, statesman, fiddler and buffoon. (Dryden)



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