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    Figures of Speech: Climax and the Anticlimax

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    Compare the two figures of speech, the climax and the anticlimax? Provide an example of each and explain the role of each in drama, for example.

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    1. Compare the two figures of speech, the climax and the anticlimax? Provide an example of each and explain the role of each in drama, for example.

    A. Climax is an arrangement of words, clauses, or sentences in the order of their importance, the least forcible coming first and the others rising in power until the last, as in the following sentence:

    "It is an outrage to bind a Roman citizen; it is a crime to scourge him; it is almost parricide to kill ...

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    This solution compares the two figures of speech, the climax and the anticlimax. It provides an example of each and an explanation of the role that each figure of speech plays in drama.

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