Anti-Climax nedir? Anti-Climax nerelerde kullanılır? Narrative olarak Anti-Climax ve rhetoric olarak Anti-climax kullanımı nasıl olur?

Antı-Clımax nedir?

Narrative olarak Antı-Clımax:

The climax comes from Greek word κλῖμαξ, meaning “staircase” and “ladder”or turning point of a narrative work is its point of highest tension and drama, or it is the time when the action starts during which the solution is given.

The climax of a story is a literary element.

An anticlimax is a situation in a plot in which something which would appear to be difficult to solve is solved through something trivial. For example, destroying a heavily guarded facility would require advanced technology, teamwork, and weaponry for a climax, but for an anticlimax, it may just require pushing a red button which reads, “Emergency Self-Destruct”, or simply filling out an eviction notice and destroying the building. A famous example is the ending of The War of the Worlds, where amidst the chaos of the extraterrestrial takeover of planet Earth, the aliens are defeated by the most unexpected organism: the common cold virus. Another example could involve the protagonist faced with insurmountable odds and ultimately being killed without accomplishing his goal, despite what appears to be a turning point for the character.

Antı-Clımax örnekleri ( for narratıves)

The punch line of a joke is an analogy for the climax of a fictional narrative, though the absence of any falling action is an essential difference, which may reflect the nature of humor as opposed to the nature of drama.

In non-fictional narrative genres, even though the author does not have the same freedom to control the action and “plot” as in works of fiction, the selection of subject matter, degree of detail, and emphasis permit an author to create similar structures, i.e., to construct a dramatization.

In the play Hippolytus, by the famous Greek playwright, Euripides, the climax arrives when Phaedra hears Hippolytus react badly because of her love for him. That is the moment that Aphrodite’s curse is finally fulfilled, and it is the turning point of the play.

Rhetorıc olarak antı-clımax:

rhetoric, a climax  is a figure of speech in which words, phrases, or clauses are arranged in order of increasing importance. In its use with clauses, it is also sometimes known as auxesis (lit. “growth”).


Climax is frequently used in persuasion (particularly advertising) to create false dilemmas and to focus attention on the positive aspects of the subject at hand. The initial inferior options make the final term seem still better by comparison than it would appear in isolation: “X is good, Y is better, Z is best” is a standard format. It can also be used in reverse to make the initial term seem better by comparison: “A isn’t perfect but B is worse and C is worst.”


  • “There are three things that will endure: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
  • “I think we’ve reached a point of great decision, not just for our nation, not only for all humanity, but for life upon the earth.”
  • “…Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.


An anticlimax or anti-climax is an abrupt descent (either deliberate or unintended) on the part of a speaker or writer from the dignity of idea which he appeared to be aiming at, as in:

“The English poet Herrick expressed the same sentiment when he suggested that we should gather rosebuds while we may. Your elbow is in the butter, sir.”

As a relative term, anticlimax requires a greater or lesser climax to precede it in order to have proper effect. An anticlimax can be intentionally employed only for a jocular or satiric purpose. It frequently partakes of the nature of antithesis, as in:

“Die and endow a college or a cat.”

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