from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device in which the author poses a question which is in turn answered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rhetoric, the statement of an opponent's objection or of an argument which might be urged against the speaker's or writer's position.


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  • And consider Homer's eccentric (or perhaps dyslexic?) use of hypophora (raising questions and answering them): "What's a wedding?

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