A Modest Proposal

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A Modest Proposal
Reading Assignment
Due: Tuesday, November 12
Directions: Please print a copy of A Modest Proposal from this link:
https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1794/872/modest.pdf
Please make note of the following as you read and annotate:
 What is Swift’s modest proposal? (mark this on the essay)
 What is his purpose in writing this piece? (mark this on the essay)
 What is Swift’s tone? Support your answer with examples – look at
diction (do on separate piece of paper)
 Break Swift’s piece into the following parts: (mark all of these on the
essay)
o His statement of the problem
o His proposed solution
o The benefits of his solution
o His final solutions
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