Ratiocinatio

Ratiocinatio

Ratiocinatio is a rhetorical device. It is reasoning with oneself by making a statement, then questioning that statement, then answering that question. It is related to, and sometimes equivalent to, anthypophora.

Examples

Old age is superior to youth. Why? The body has been tamed and the mind ripened with wisdom.
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