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  • For arguing is indeed formulaic, so much so that the ancient Greeks and Romans, who developed the art of rhetoric, catalogued every last linguistic trick, including the rhetorical question itself, which they called erotema, that you might deploy.

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  • erotema, now with the force of sarcastic imputation

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  • To affirm or deny a point strongly by asking it as a question. (Silva Rhetoricae)

    May 17, 2008