Anthypophora (an’-thi-po’-phor-a): A figure of reasoning in which one asks and then immediately answers one’s own questions (or raises and then settles imaginary objections). Reasoning aloud. Anthypophora sometimes takes the form of asking the audience or one’s adversary what can be said on a matter, and thus can involve both anacoenosis and apostrophe.
We need a new car. Mercedes? Lexus? BMW? Saab?
I like the Mercedes AMG E 63-S wagon.
Let’s look and see if we can find one on the web!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)
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