Stylistic Devices - Anticlimax

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.

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