epiplexis epiplexis
 e-pi-plex'-is from Gk. epi, "upon" and plessein, "to strike"

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
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  Sources: Sherry (1550) 51 ("epiplexis," "increpacio")

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Gideon O. Burton, Brigham Young University
Please cite "Silva Rhetoricae" (rhetoric.byu.edu)

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