A question posed for effect without expectation of a reply: Who can tell what will happen
a trope; a question not intended to be answered.
a question that is not intended to be answered directly. Writers and speakers may use a rhetorical question to frame an argument they are about to make or to call attention to something. Rhetorical questions are often used sarcastically or ironically; for example, when a parent asks, â€œJust what do you think youâ€™re doing?â€ a literal answer is usually not what is being requested.
This technique poses a question to the consumer that demands a response. A question is asked and the consumer is supposed to answer in such a way that affirms the product's goodness.
a question that is not meant to be answered. What could possibly go wrong
A question asked for effect, not in expectation of a reply. No reply is expected because the question presupposes only one possible answer. The lover of Suckling's "Shall I wasting in despair / Die because a lady's fair?" has already decided the answer is no.
a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered; "he liked to make his points with rhetorical questions"
a device used to produce an effect in the audience, and is not intended to prompt an answer
an unnecessary question -- made unnecessary because the speaker goes on to answer his or her own query
an utterance that is really a statement, but looks like a question
a question asked by someone that does not necessarily require an answer
a question in service of a rhetorical aim, and a rhetorical aim is largely synonymous with a rhetorical stance
a question in which the answer is implied and therefore doesn't demand an answer
a question posed for al
a question posed in a diatribe meant to not elicit an actual response, but to lead a hearer/reader along a path of an argument
a question that does not require an answer, because only one answer appears possible
a question that does not require learners to overtly provide an answer
a question that expects no answer
a question that is asked in order to make a statement and which does not expect an answer
a question that isn't really intended as a question
a question to which no answer is expected
a question to which no response is needed
a type of argument stated in the form of a question in such a way that there is only one answer
A literary device in which a question is asked that actually requires no answer. example - "How impious is the title of scared majesty applied to a worm, who in the midst of his splendor is crumbling into dust." Thomas Paine
A question asked to the group with an obvious answer. This device is an excellent way to get the audience's attention.
rhetorical questions are questions used by a writer or a speaker that do not need an answer; their purpose is simply to involve the reader or the listener more fully
(Gk. rhetor 'orator'; ×Ãã©ÊºÃ°Ý¥y): A question posed for rhetorical effect, usually with a self-evident answer.
A question that is asked for effect where no answer is expected
a question asked for effect that does not require an answer. Effective because, if used in headlines, they invite the reader to respond or look further for the answer.
Asking a question that does not require an answer. The answer is often so obvious that it proves a point. It stimulates the audience and makes them think, making them more interested in the text.
a question where an answer is not expected; often used to involve the audience and create interest
is a question intended to provoke thought, but not an expressed answer, in the reader. It is most commonly used in oratory and other persuasive genre Example: Bugs Bunny typically asks, "What's up, doc?" He isn't actually inquiring how you are, it is more of a greeting.
A question asked to stimulate group thought. Normally answered by the instructor, it is more commonly used in lecturing rather than in guided discussions.
A question asked to induce thought and to provide emphasis rather than to evoke an answer.
A literary device in which a question is asked that actually requires no answer; such as, How stupid is that
A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question posed for rhetorical effect rather than for the purpose of getting an answer. ("How many times do I have to tell you to stop walking into the house with mud on your shoes?").