A ludicrous lineage through the elevated on lower in composing or message anticlimax
- triteness or triviality of style
- insincere pathos
- a change from a significant subject to an unsatisfactory one
- A ludicrous descent through the increased to the reasonable, in composing or message; anticlimax.
"anticlimax, a descent through the sublime to the absurd," 1727, from Greek bathos "depth," regarding bathys "deep" (see benthos). Introduced by Pope.
(n.) A ludicrous lineage from elevated to the reduced, on paper or message; anticlimax.
In the Bathos he was classed with the parrots and the tortoises.