Definition of Anti-Climax
Anti-Climax is a rhetorical device that can be defined as a disappointing situation or a sudden transition of the discourse from an important idea to a ridiculous or trivial one. It's when at a certain point expectations are raised, everything is set up, and then suddenly something boring or disappointing happens - this is an anti-climax. Also, the order of the statements gradually decreases in anti-climax.

Types of anti-climax
There are two types of anti-climax. The first is used in narratives, such as the anti-climax, about the entire plot of the story. The second is a phrase that can appear anywhere in history.

Examples of anti-climax in literature
In literature there are many examples of anti-climax, whether narrative or as a phrase. Let's look at some of them:

Example 1: The rape of the castle (by Alexander Pope)
"Here you are, great Anna, who obey three areas,
Dost sometimes take advice, and sometimes tea ..."

In the excerpt it is used as a phrase . Pope makes readers aware of the falsehood. Anna is the Queen of England who holds meetings and also indulges in the customs of afternoon tea. The ridiculous effect is created by using the anti-climax.

Example 2: The Abandoned House (by Alfred Lord Tennyson)
“Come away: for living and thinking
Don't live here anymore;
But in a wonderful city -
A large and distant city - bought
A villa incorruptible.
Would have stayed with us. “

Here the last line of the poem shows a climax, as the poet describes problems connected with life on earth. Here heaven is referred to as the “glorious city”. He asks if people could come and live in Heaven, which is a change in discourse from an important note to a trivial one.

Example 3: Othello (by William Shakespeare)
“Well, hurry up and confess. Be quick.
I'll wait over here.
I don't want to kill you until you've prepared your soul.
No, I don't want to send your soul to hell if I kill you ... "

" Send me away, sir, but don't kill me ... "

" It's too late ... "

This is a Here you can see a sudden change when Othello stabs Desdemona. In the end there is a disappointing and exciting effect.

Example 4: Much Ado About Nothing (By William Shakespeare)
" Well, then you are not a virgin . - Leonato,
I'm sorry you have to hear it. On my honor,
Myself, my brother, and that grieving count
on your chamber window
Who indeed, most like a liberal villain,
the hideous encounters that she had
A a thousand times in secret, has stood. ”

This is a good example of an anti-climax when Hero is publicly denounced and humiliated at her wedding and challenged by her fiancé Claudio r climax int o anti climax.

Example 5: Dr. Fautus (By Christopher Marlowe)
"No! Let me have one more book,
and then I have done it, in which I could see all the plants, herbs and trees that grow on earth."

"Here they are."

"Oh, you've been fooled ..."

This is an example of anticlimax as a figure of speech, which has taken place in the last line of this excerpt. Marlowe uses it as a warning to the audience not to follow him. the ways of Faust, because it could bring only superficial reward and superficial happiness.

Example # 6: A Tale of Two Cities (by Charles Dickens)
“At one point, the entire company stood up. That someone was killed by someone claiming a difference of opinion was most likely. Everyone looked to see someone fall, but they only saw a man and a woman standing looking at each other; the man with all the outward appearance of a Frenchman and a thorough Republican; the woman, obviously English. ”

In this excerpt, everyone is hoping that someone has been killed, or that someone has fallen dead. However, there is only one man and one woman standing there, looking at each other. This is a disappointing anti-climax. Sometimes it is used accidentally - then it is referred to as "bathos".
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