Figure Name epiplexis
Source Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm)
Earliest Source None
Synonyms increpacio
Etymology None
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain

Asking questions in order to chide, to express grief, or to inveigh. A kind of rhetorical question.


Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? —Job 3:11

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures erotema, Figures of Pathos
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Claus Strommer
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed No