1.6 Question Lead

The piece begins with the author or character posing a thoughtful question. Here is an example from Gilbert Sorrentino’s Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things.

What if this young woman, who writes such bad poems, in competition with her husband, whose poems are equally bad, should stretch her remarkably long and well-made legs out before you, so that her skirt slips up to the tops of her stockings?

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