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Matteo Kunze

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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

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

They can become thieves.

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.

Which element is most often found in satirical writings

Abrasive humor

What rhetorical device identifies the contrast between reader expectations and reality

Irony

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

Poverty

Which element of satire uses exaggeration to make a point

Hyperbole

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

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

Parents

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

They can become thieves.

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

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