Climax — Anticlimax

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Climax (figure of speech) Climax refers to a figure of speech in which words, phrases, or clauses are arranged in order of increasing importance. Examples of climax These are some...

Climax (figure of speech)

Climax refers to a figure of speech in which words, phrases, or clauses are arranged in order of increasing importance.

Examples of climax

These are some examples:

1.

Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good; 
A shining gloss that vadeth suddenly; 
A flower that dies when first it gins to bud; 
A brittle glass that's broken presently: 
A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower, 
Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.

Shakespear, The Passionate Pilgrim

2.

"There are three things that will endure: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."

1 Corinthians 13:13

3.

This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream


Anticlimax (figure of speech)

Anticlimax refers to a figure of speech in which statements gradually descend in order of importance. Unlike climax, anticlimax is the arrangement of a series of words, phrases, or clauses in order of decreasing importance.

 

Examples of anticlimax

These are some examples of anticlimax:

1. She is a great writer, a mother and a good humorist.

2. He lost his family, his car and his cell phone.

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/writing-anticlimax-figure-of-speech.php

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Thak you, Madina! your presented Anticlimax and Climax from another side, on the examples and I like it. The examples of the Climax, I think, are very vivid and beautiful. Everything is clear and such examples clearly demonstrated these SDs. Also you can add other SD on this theme. using the same scheme of presenting material.
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Madina, I like the topics of your presentation. There are also interesting SDs for me. I like the picture of two mountains. It serves as a good explanation in visual form. I like the examples but I did not understand Shakespear's example) Thank you for your presentation!
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