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    Grammar term

    What is it called when you ask a question, and then answer it yourself?

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    Re: Grammar term

    Could it be a rhetorical question?

    Rhetorical question: any question asked for a purpose other than to obtain the information the question asks.
    There's also anthypophora.

    Anthrypophora: a figure of reasoning in which one asks and then immediately answers one's own questions (or raises and then settles imaginary objections). Reasoning aloud.
    Read more here, under Related Figures: rhetorical questions

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