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Swift’s Reasoning- Research to Explore

Swift’s Reasoning on Satire- Enriching the Text- Double Chunk Paragraph
**Swift’s Reasoning
“Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own;
which is the chief reason for that kind reception it meets with in the world, and
that so very few are offended with it. But, if it should happen otherwise, the danger is not great;
and I have learned from long experience never to apprehend mischief from those understandings
I have been able to provoke: for anger and fury, though they add strength to the sinews of the
body, yet are found to relax those of the mind, and to render all its efforts feeble and impotent.”
—Jonathan Swift, The Battle of the Books and Other Short Pieces, 1886
Research to Explore
Search for examples of modern-day satire and decide whether you agree or disagree with Swift’s
reasoning in the above quote.**
Thoughts and Findings
How would you feel if you were satirized?
In a double-chunk paragraph, state whether you agree or disagree with Swift’s reasoning**
and how you would feel if you were satirized. Give examples of modern day satire from your
research in your paragraph.
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Swift’s Reasoning