Cards in this guide (26)
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
Which social problem does swift most strongly address in his proposal
Which statement best reflects the purpose of satire
It encourages change or reform.
It reveals flaws in a society in an indirect way.
Which of the following story events from Robinson Crusoe would be considered situational irony
Crusoe purchases a sugar cane plantation and lives the life he
told his father that he didn't want to live.
Crusoe wants freedom, so he leaves his parents' house, but then
he's forced to be a slave to a ship captain.
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>
According to the narrator what advantage do the impoverished children of Ireland have
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
Which element is most often found in satirical writings
What rhetorical device identifies the contrast between reader expectations and reality
How are satire and sarcasm different
Satire is used to persuade an audience, while sarcasm is used to tell a joke
What story event best shows Crusoe as an unlikeable character
Crusoe travels to Guinea with plans to purchase people as slaves. (apex)
Which phrase from the proposal is an example of hyperbole
Some persons of a desponding spirit are in great concern about
that vast number of poor people, who are aged, diseased, or maimed
. . . it is very well known, that they are every day dying . . . as
fast as can be reasonably expected.
For which reason would writers most likely choose to write satire
they want to criticize socially accepted values (Apex)
To what real world problem from swift's time is the narrator referring
Which element of satire uses exaggeration to make a point
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
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
What According to the ideas presented in A Modest Proposal who does the narrator but not Swift himself seem to blame most for Ireland's poverty
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.
According to the narrator, what advantage do the impoverished children of irelant have
Which of the following scenarios would most likely be considered situational irony
Renee was elated when they handed her the first-place spelling bee plaque, but she frowned when she discovered they'd misspelled a word on the plaque.
Why was satire popular among 18th English writers
Because writers wanted to expose people's flawed thinking about religious traditions