Aporia (a-po’-ri-a): Deliberating with oneself as though in doubt over some matter; asking oneself (or rhetorically asking one’s hearers) what is the best or appropriate way to approach something [=diaporesis].
How should we approach immigration reform?
Amnesty for all?
Build a wall?
Let’s just say US immigration policy needs an overhaul!
Hey–we should give Joe Arpaio a call!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu). Bracketed text added by Gorgias.