from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


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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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