anthypophora anthypophora
 an'-thi-po'-phor-a Also sp. antipophora
antiphora, hypophora
subjectio (subiectio), rogatio, contradictio
figure of responce

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.
  "But there are only three hundred of us," you object. Three hundred, yes, but men, but armed, but Spartans, but at Thermoplyae: I have never seen three hundred so numerous.—Seneca
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  Sources: Ad Herennium 4.23.33-4.24.34 ("subjectio"); Seneca Sr. Suas. 2.18 ("contradictio"); Melanch. IR C7r ("subiectio"); Peacham (1577) L4v ("hypophora"); Putt. (1589) 214 ("antipophora," "figure of responce"); Day 1599 87 ("anthypophora," "subiectio")

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