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Jonathan Swift, “A Modest Proposal”

9 January 2012 1,799 views No Comment

I was reminded of this piece of writing recently when speaking with some friends. It’s a brilliant piece. We studied it at A-level and, despite that being aaaages ago, I remember it very clearly.
Our excellent teacher used it to introduce the concept of satire. Actually if I’m not wrong – and Marie will correct me – he also played the Beautiful South in class to demonstrate contemporary satire, ha ha.
I’m not gonna say much about it, the writer is Jonathan Swift, so he’s fairly proven and there is way better editorial out there than I’d provide. I’ll just say it introduced me to the concept of strategic persuasion

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Lay it on me... is this neat or nerd..??

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