Next thing you know, they'll be using dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos , puns, parody, litotes and… satire.
But in fact, despite my scientific interest in describing languages as they actually are, I am as free as anyone else to have negative reactions to unintentional bathos or unhelpful confusion caused by bad writing.
Not everything he does works, but Antopolski deliberately uses anticlimax and bathos in his material.
I'm slipping into bathos at record speed here tonight; a function of happiness, I suppose.
his epic poem has passages of almost embarrassing bathos
To Swan's credit, she deftly skirts sentimentality; there is plenty of sentiment, but no bathos .
a nice balance between the colloquial, which might have led to bathos, and an over-polished style
This line could be a motto for his work, which uses unremarkable language to great effect - here registering a disappointment so pervasive that even its expression is bathetic .
With its energetic cast and insistent street score, it still manages to be poignant without becoming bathetic , and violent without being exploitative.
Yes, it could be shorter, even though some story lines are crudely truncated, and the four false endings are a bathetic anti-climax, but Jackson's journey benefits from the lulls.