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Bathos

The least important item in a series appears anticlimactically in a place where the reader expects something grand or dramatic. It is usually used humorously. “I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes; and moreover I will go with thee to thy uncle’s.” Much Ado About Nothing. 5.2.95. See Climax.

Bathos is an example of:
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You have simply misused our sex in your love-prate

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Celia
You have simply misused our sex in your love-prate.
We must have your doublet and hose plucked
over your head and show the world what the bird
hath done to her own nest.

O coz, coz, coz, my pretty little coz, that thou
didst know how many fathom deep I am in love.

Rosalind
O coz,
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Source:
Act 4
Scene 1
Line 214

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Madam, you must come to your uncle

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Ursula
Madam, you must come to your uncle. Yonder’s
old coil at home. It is proved my Lady Hero
hath been falsely accused, the Prince and Claudio
mightily abused, and Don John is the author of all,
who is fled and gone. Will you come presently?
  Ursula exits.

I will live in thy heart,
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Source:
Act 5
Scene 2
Line 95

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