Dianoea (di-a-noe’-a): The use of animated questions and answers in developing an argument (sometimes simply the equivalent of anthypophora).
What’s the matter with me? Nothing’s the matter with me. What’s the matter with you? Nothing’s the matter with you.
This is the question: What’s the matter with us? We need to take mutual responsibility for our relationship.
Is it me? No!
Is it you? No!
It’s us! We need to figure out together what we need to do next.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)
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