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Synonyms for bathos

Synonyms for bathos

the quality or condition of being affectedly or overly emotional

Synonyms for bathos

triteness or triviality of style

insincere pathos


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a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

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The ultimate evocation of Achilles--in the lower case--emphasizes the bathos of Berryman after Homage, which holds true for Hoagland as well.
This therefore would be bathos as what stuff always comes down to, rather than bathos through procedural peristalsis.
There is a glamorous final dance number - deliberately over the top maybe - but dramatically it would have been better if A Chorus Line had ended on a note of bathos.
In chapter 3, "Out of Their Classical Depth: From Pathos to Bathos in Early English Tragedy; or, The Comedy of Terrors," Hillman continues his examination of generic limits by considering the transformation of Senecan tragedy into parody or near-parody.
Bath Bath Tourism Plus (BTP) is organizing BathOs first OTwiTripO (Twitter Trip), which will be attended by 2011 Masterchef winner, Tim Anderson, who will visit Bath on Aug.
His perspectives are Richard II, La Guisiade, and the invention of tragic heroes; from pathos to bathos in early English tragedy, or the comedy of terrors; and staging the Judith jinx.
The new OWorld Heritage Walking Tour (An InsiderOs Guide to BathOs History and Architecture),O has been created by Bath Tourism Plus as part of their OYear of the MuseumO program for 2011.
It was a shame because, with its edgeof-the-seat highs and swooping lows, bathos and comedy, the circus theme lent itself perfectly to the subject matter.
Along with a Dreamtime Luxury Bath Melt and Waving Not Drowning Ballistic, there is also a relaxing, stressreducing, violet scented Bathos Bubble Bar to further calm a worried head.
Its moments of utter bathos are entirely appealing.
But then I read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and I realized that when it came to orchestrating--and milking--the nexus between tissue and genetic research and societal bathos, the author, Rebecca Skloot, made the Havasupai look like greenhorns.
Pity the fool, either radiologist or clinician, who must slog through such pleonastic bathos to glean a few meager shards of useful data.
There's both bathos and pathos in Erod's characterization, in which Beckmesser comes across as a narrow-minded, priggish boor, though one whose weaknesses elicit some sympathy.
Further, this nuance extends beyond conceptualization and also characterizes the study's measurement strategy, as the author finds clever yet persuasive approaches to measure otherwise seemingly intangible notions such as pathos and bathos.
Sixteen-lines in length; dividing equally into four four-line stanzas; picaresque in tone: the poems carefully locate and straddle pathos and bathos, sentimentality and irony.