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bathos

Lit a sudden ludicrous descent from exalted to ordinary matters or style in speech or writing
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Shaikh Hamdan went on to complete a quick double when Bathos took his unbeaten steak to four wins by winning the Nursery Handicap.
Despite showing a good attitude, the front-running Dutch Heiress couldn't hold off the persistent Bathos close home in the 7f nursery at Beverley.
There were tears of joy and tears of despair; there were smiles of euphoria; there was disappointment; there was bathos.
This blackout into canonical bathos is the repeated fate of the computer-animated protagonist of Ed Atkins's video work Ribbons, 2014, the centerpiece of his recent solo exhibition, a triptych of simultaneously projected roughly thirteen-minute-long video works.
The road to realism--that rock on which a million British poets have perished," he writes in his marvellous Douglas Dunn essay, "is paved with triteness, tedium, bathos and banality.
8220;ShrineBeast” utilizes bathos, heroic history painting, and the visual language of romanticism.
Fischer's supremely skilled shaping of each phrase and the overall architecture created maximum expression without bathos.
The critic eagerly expands on this foundation in the second chapter, analyzing Rulfo's short stories "Nos han dado la tierra" and "El dia del derrumbe" to demonstrate how Rulfo uses bathos and catachresis in his formation of centripetal irony.
There are some tremendous moments of bathos, especially during the second-half of the 80-minute set, before a surreal end based around a softly-sung lullaby to a bonsai tree.
The drama had progressed into a mix of international tragedy and domestic political bathos.
Names never associated with royalty before would have signalled the couple's oft-touted modernity, but the risk of bathos would have been too great.
To me, it's far more significant that Kushner has for once put aside his annoying verbosity and predilection for choosing bathos over pathos.