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I seek in this article to extend our thinking of bathos as an effect of disproportion, and to explore the ways in which the romance heroine might be bathetically 'shrunk' or 'diminished'.
Her romanticized view of Pakistani spirituality is refracted through British culture (the "tea-dance" whirling in Notting Hill), and is bathetically juxtaposed with the reality of deprivation and violence she experiences in Karachi.
Sealand is deeply moved as Indiana catalogues her "Variety of Sorrows" which are bathetically diverse and include being "plunder'd in my Cradle
Campaign chairman Roger Lewis enthused the crowd with a speech that combined a revivalist cadence with eclectic allusions to Winston Churchill and, somewhat bathetically, to Iain Duncan Smith.
In constantly shifting ground, Stevens's narration of the past betrays a postwar awareness of Darlington's public identification as a Nazi sympathizer, which leads him to repeatedly deny his connection to his former master in a bathetically ironic echo of Peter's denial of Jesus of Nazareth.
It is the generic opposite of an intercontinental road movie such as In This World: travel itineraries here consist bathetically in trips to the pub or neighborhood fireworks display.
After the magnificent buildup, this negative intransigence was delightfully, bathetically funny.
The poem's gestation fromunknown words is presented more bathetically in 'Le Demon de l'analogie'.
Strauss' treatment of the far nobler Don Quixote is on the surface far more attractive, yet the musical material is so vapid (the tedious wind-machine and the bathetically braying sheepimitating brass among so much notespinning) that the narrative is devalued almost as soon as it starts.
It does so, however, only to bathetically undercut this impression in the conclusion of the film.
Bathetically, notwithstanding the strain on his heart from all his worrying about his heart, Williams would die by choking on the cap of an eye-drop bottle.
The alien being who steps from his spacecraft and declares in faultless English 'take me to your leader' is only one of many ludicrous examples where the depiction of the alien slips bathetically towards the familiarly human.
The double-meaning of "poop" is bathetically accepted.
Just as Bernard had earlier imagined him bathetically astride a "flea-bitten mare"--clearly beneath his regal stature--Woolf frames his death as a fall from that specious height.
We get a nice glimpse of the grandiose town-hall doors made at the height of Liverpool's Victorian glory and reading, now almost bathetically, "SPQL.