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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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The juxtaposition here is masterful, sometimes using bathos for comic effect, sometimes isolating a possibility too ghastly to contemplate.
Some of the scenes tremble on the brink of tear-jerking melodrama but the author's objective approach and sure touch prevent pathos from becoming bathos.
When so many Israeli writers either stupidly stumbled into realityproducing mirthless works so heavy with bathos you could barely lift the page to turn itor, just as stupidly, ran away from it and pretended like they were careless creatures roaming the Mitte or the Marais, Castel-Bloom committed herself to the novelist's real task, namely the compassionate interrogation of human emotion.
15) at Newmarket and it is not beyond the realms of possibility that either Riflescope, who is up two furlongs in trip, or Bathos, who ran okay over further last time, were to improve enough to win.
It remains ahead, despite the intense competition created by the revolution of technologies, the flow of information and the plurality and diversity of the media, a midst most of the major sources of safe news, proceeding from its commitment to the elements of credibility, objectivity, transparency and professional ethics, which, categorically, reject the excitement and bathos, Al-Hussein added.
It's rip-roaring stuff at times, linguistically fleet of foot and with some beautifully-delivered bathos.
Individual contributions are focused on Morrison and Bathos, the death of the author in Suicide Squad #58, the invasiveness of language in Grant MorrisonAEs comics, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Shaikh Hamdan went on to complete a quick double when Bathos took his unbeaten steak to four wins by winning the Nursery Handicap.
There were tears of joy and tears of despair; there were smiles of euphoria; there was disappointment; there was bathos.
I use the term bathos in this article to highlight certain effects that James's text shares with the kinds of 'low' writing lampooned in Alexander Pope's famous satirical treatise, Peri Bathous, or the Art of Sinking in Poetry (1728).
What the book does have is mature content, making it unsuitable for younger readers, and bathos, making it unsuitable for many teen readers, except for those who might find it humorous.
This therefore would be bathos as what stuff always comes down to, rather than bathos through procedural peristalsis.