Pysma


Pysma (pys’-ma): The asking of multiple questions successively (which would together require a complex reply). A rhetorical use of the question.

How did we get into this mess? Will it ever end? Who is responsible? What are we going to do? Could we ever have foreseen this catastrophe?

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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