interrogative mood

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Noun1.interrogative mood - some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
modality, mood, mode - verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
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Padgett Powell is a renowned experimental American novelist, having produced books and short stories for nearly three decades, including The Interrogative Mood, a novel made up entirely of questions.
“Tracy DeBrincat—whose name alone should seduce—is snappy, winning, lightly perverse.” —Padgett Powell, Author of The Interrogative Mood: A Novel?
Since then his work, including The Interrogative Mood (2009), a novel written completely as questions, has become increasingly more experimental.
Polar interrogation is expressed as part of verbal morphology in Purepecha (4), where the interrogative mood suffix -ki replaces the declarative mood suffix -ti.
Speech Functions and their Congruent Realizations Commodity exchanged > and Role in exchange INFORMATION GOODS AND SERVICES v GIVING Statement Offer Declarative mood Various realizations DEMANDING Question Command Interrogative mood Imperative mood Table 2.
Although it is hardly the first prose fiction to be constructed solely of questions, The Interrogative Mood may be the only such book to entirely forego plot (and, perhaps, even structure).