Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United – Weekly Scribblings #11
“Hypophora and all that”  (posted by Sanaa)

*a writer raises questions and immediately provides an answer.

The major purpose of using hypophora is to create curiosity among the readers, while a well-timed pause produces a heightened effect in turn rousing interest.

Your Challenge today is to write using the literary device “Hypophora.”

Why would a country experiencing an epidemic, not report to other countries
To save face, because they felt they could secretly control the spread.
Reluctance to mention the word, “death.”

Why is the willow tree weeping?
Sad for itself and its relatives for lack of protection and respect.

Why do you think you are never pleased with a photo of yourself?
Do you see or think of yourself as looking different?
This might be the way others see you all the time.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Hypophora*

  1. Very pertinent questions. Very probable answers. 🙂


  2. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    LOL, I know I’d *like* to see myself as looking different, but alas, it’s always me who looks back.


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    A fantastic response to the prompt, Sara! 😀 I relate to “Why is the willow tree weeping? Sad for itself and its relatives for lack of protection and respect.” 💝


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