Di’-a-nœ‘-a, Greek, διάνοια, a revolving in the mind.

This Figure is employed when the speaker uses animated questions and answers in developing an argument. The Latins called it SUBJECTIO, a substituting, RESPONSIO, a responding.

It is a form of Dialogismos (q.v.).

From “Figures Of Speech Used In The Bible” by E. W. Bullinger,
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