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Formerly "Sinking to the Ground," "Wall Slide"
Mount, mount, my soul! thy seat is up on high;
Whilst my gross flesh sinks downward, here to die.
A classic way to show someone is dying. They are shot, stabbed, poisoned, etc.. They back up, then hit a wall, and then sink slowly to the ground. A line of blood trailing down the wall is customary.
Can also be used just to show a character is in shock or depressed (generally without the trail of blood).
This is commonly used in theatre, because it's a good visual cue for the audience.
Compare Slow Motion Fall
- Page quote from Richard II, after the former king of England is stabbed by conspirators.