With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy? (Oscar Wilde)
The question is intricate only if an answer is to be given, it’s quite simple if not.
Rhetorical questions are always interesting, they make a point or a pun or at times both; and they are not supposed to be answered. With me it’s different, they excite me…
Consider this: “Are you leaving” is a question, “Aren’t you leaving?” is a rhetorical one. The latter assumes your departure 🙂
Generally, they’re best suited as titles to write-ups, as that starting kick to a declamation, and as those catchy crackling pieces of fancy to just about anything literary. Such quick prose pieces are posed not to extract an answer, but rather to drive a point home. Listed below are some rhetorical questions quickly served:
- Are you my soul mate?
- Who’s counting anyways?
- Who Cares?
- Why bother?
- How would I know?
- Could I possibly love you more?
- Why Me?
- How many times do I have to tell you?
- Do you want me to punch you in the face?
- Are you for real?
You might be having some other interesting ones in mind, share those with us. ‘We don’t expect a reply’, as the title reads, but a rhetorical question is always welcome.