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A Modest Proposal

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How are spirits and magical creatures important in The Tempest act 3 scene 2 and act 4 scene 1

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What problem was Ireland facing when Swift wrote A Modest Proposal

English landlords charging Irish households expensive rent

What is one of the reasons that Swift gives for his proposal

Children would become valuable property.

Harvesting poor infants will reduce the number of Papists in the country.

Which social problem does swift most strongly address in his proposal

unemployment

Social-class inequality

What element of rhetoric uses exaggeration to make a point

Hyperbole

Which statement best reflects the purpose of satire

It encourages change or reform.

It reveals flaws in a society in an indirect way.

Why did Swift publish A Modest Proposal and Gulliver's Travels anonymously

Because they contained controversial political views

Because they could have gotten him in trouble with the government

Which phrase from the proposal is an example of understatement

It is not improbable that some scrupulous people might be apt to censure such a practice [eating children], (although indeed very unjustly) as a little bordering upon cruelty.

What group is targeted negatively but indirectly by Swift in A modest Proposal

upper-class families of ireland - apex

In what way does a modest proposal fit the definition of satire

It criticizes British attitudes toward poverty in Ireland, but in an indirect way. <APEX>

When swift the narrator suggests that his proposal is modest what rhetorical technique is he using

Understatement

Which satirical work from the 18th century criticizes the vanity of the upper classes

Pope's The Rape of the Lock

What is one example from a modest proposal in which the narrators tone doesn't match the topic he is discussing

He provides practical ideas for recipes on cooking children in the kitchen.

What is one way that Swift uses irony in a modest proposal

He creates a distinction between what he says and what he really means.

In the beginning of the pamphlet how does the narrator try to appeal to the reader

He appeals to the audience's logic by presenting statistics that prove the financial success of the plan.

How are satire and sarcasm different

Satire is used to persuade an audience, while sarcasm is used to tell a joke

Which scenario is an example of irony

A tow truck sits on the side of the road with a flat tire waiting for assistance

According to the essay A Discourse on the Original and Progress of Satire how does Dryden say the witty man would most likely react to satire that's written about him

He would see humor in it

Which example would most likely be considered satirical

In a novel, homeless people build cardboard-box homes in a gated neighborhood, revealing the need for social change

According to the ideas presented in a modest proposal who does swift the satirist most likely consider to be a big part of the problem

English lords

According to swift what was the purpose of publishing Gullivers Travels

He wanted to correct human failings and remind people of basic human kindness.

Why does the narrator list other expedients in solving the problem but then tell the reader to ignore such ideas

Because it forces the reader to actually consider other ways to solve Ireland's economic issues. -Apex

What is the best example of a cultural value

Respect animals and pets

When swift says that the landlords won't mind eating the children because they have already devoured the children's parents which rhetorical technique is he using

Sarcasm

When swift the narrator suggest that his proposal is modest what rhetorical technique is he using

Sarcasm for apex

What way does a modest proposal fit the definition of satire (apex)

It criticizes British attitudes toward poverty in Ireland, but in an indirect way.

In what way does A modest proposal fit the definition satire

It criticizes British attitudes toward poverty in Ireland, but in an indirect way. <APEX>

What is one of the reasons swift gives for his proposal

Children would become valuable property.

Harvesting poor infants will reduce the number of Papists in the country.

According to the narrator, what advantage do the impoverished children of irelant have

They can become thieves.

Why was satire popular among 18th English writers

Because writers wanted to expose people's flawed thinking about religious traditions

Which sentence best describes the narrator's purpose in writing this proposal

he proposes a solution to the problem of children becoming a burden to their parents and the country

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