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What rhetorical devices are used to establish and maintain the tone? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Yet these rhetorical flourishes are sparingly deployed. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)This ought to be a rhetorical question. Times, Sunday Times (2011)How effective a rhetorical device is this opening? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)Her apparent acceptance of female inferiority was certainly in part a rhetorical flourish. ELIZABETH AND MARY: Cousins, Rivals, Queens (2003)It is this rhetorical question about fear that haunts the entire film. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Find two of the most effective rhetorical questions in this essay and discuss their significance. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)There was no rhetorical flourish at the end, no elevation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The real test is not rhetorical flourishes, but the policy reality. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Wait, that was a rhetorical question. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That's not an entirely rhetorical question. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She asks how he is; the question is rhetorical. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As a rhetorical device it was effective, but there were no ideas for how to solve inequality. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The two men strove to write poetry that was stripped of all rhetorical flourishes, bookish or archaic language. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The argument has potency, but its delivery is marred by unwelcome rhetorical flourishes and a confused narrative structure. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Full of rhetorical flourishes that bob along the way, neither standing apart from the orchestral textures nor biting into them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a rhetorical device. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That's not a rhetorical question. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Questions remain, rhetorical and otherwise. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Again, the question is rhetorical. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A favourite rhetorical device is the appearance of emphatically real-world items in unexpected places. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Sadly, the volume is a disappointment, despite the insights and rhetorical flourishes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: rhetorical ADJECTIVE
A rhetorical question is one which is asked in order to make a statement rather than to get an answer.
He grimaced slightly, obviously expecting no answer to his rhetorical question.
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