I don’t believe I’ve ever seen this in manuals of rhetoric or lists of figures of speech, but these three sentences all use the same rhetorical trick:
- Nice we’re having weather, isn’t it?
- What’s a girl like you doing in a nice place like this?
- I’ve got high friends in places all over time.
The last is the title of one of the three good songs on what is apparently the only album by Scott McQuaig. Can anyone quote more examples? I have a feeling I’ve forgotten one or two.