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Jonathan Swift

The Irish satirist was an active member of the Church of Ireland, being a minister and later Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin. His wit and biting satire make him an enduring classic author. His life and work is discussed here.

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Where was Jonathan Swift born?

Dublin,Ireland

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What is the female version of triumvirate?

Jonathan Swift referred to his "triumfeminate", 3 poetesses who inspired him; an alternative could be "triummulierate", but no references found.

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Meaning of Jonathan Swift's A Description of a Morning?

The poem is about how life is the same thing every day over and over again. The sunrises the same way, The slip-shod apprentice doing his masters bidding, the school boys lagging. its the same thing every day and Swift is tired of it. he is bitter and wants change.

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What are some quotes by Jonathan Swift?

"Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room."

for more quotes by Jonathan Swift, follow the link http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jonathan_swift.html

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What did Jonathan Swift not write?

Robinson Crusoe

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Where is Jonathan Swift buried?

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Who was the wife of Jonathan Swift?

Esther Johnson

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A Modest Proposal

In a Modest Propsal by Jonathan Swift who is Swift's audience?

His audience is the rich people of England who are controlling the Irish.

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Why does Jonathan Swift use derogatory words like breeders and strolling?

His sense of humor apparently doesn't appeal to you.

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How did Jonathan Swift get famous?

he got famous by his excellent stories

Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
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Gulliver's Travels

What type of novel is Gulliver's Travels?

  • fantasy
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What do John Donne and Jonathan Swift have in common?

Both were members of the clergy. Both were "deans", meaning, priests with special responsibility for the upkeep of a church building (they deal with builders, plumbers, lighting repairs, and so forth).

As dean of St. Paul's, Donne was responsible for erecting a memorial to himself there. It was the only major piece of statuary to survive the Great Fire.

For both, politics affected their writing.

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Did Jonathan Swift marry?

Yes, he married Esther Johnson

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Where did Jonathan Swift die?

He was suffering intense pain from Meniere's syndrome, causing physical imbalance, nausea, deafness, and eventually, madness. He died in 1748 and was buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

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A Modest Proposal

Why does swift seem unconcerned about poor peopke who are old and sick?

They'll die anyway and he can't do anything for them anyway

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What was Jonathan Swift's solution?

encouraging patriotism

reducing regional disagreements

learning not to sell their country and consciences

teaching landlords to have some mercy towards their tenants

teaching shopkeepers to be honest

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What relationship did Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope have?

In 1726, Swift stayed in England with Alexander Pope and published Gulliver's Travels together.

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List of the books Jonathan Swift has written?

Gulliver's travel

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What are some works by Jonathan Swift?

gullivers travles

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Gulliver's Travels

Where is the most widely know of Gulliver's voyages the voyage to?

The most famous voyage is the voyage to Lilliput and Blefuscu

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What political thing did Jonathan Swift do?

From 1710 to 1714, he was in London in the midst of an exclusive group of Tories. He was, perhaps, the greatest propagandist for the Tory government.

He was also made Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

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