Figures of speech are literary devices which are used to convey ideas that go beyond their literal meaning.
In English, there are more than 200 different types of figures of speech. The Climax is one of them.
A climax is a figure of speech where the actions start moving in ascending order of importance.
- He came, he saw, and he conquered. (The actions of the person become more intense.)
- The cat crouched on all fours, locked its target, pounced high and struck its target down in a swift move. (The actions of the cat are arranged in ascending order of importance.)
“…Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.”
—Shakespeare, The Passionate Pilgrim
“Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s Superman!”
—The Adventures of Superman
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“Let a man acknowledge his obligations to himself, his family, his country, and his God.”
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“My brother, my captain, my king.”
—J. R. R. Tolkien