A Modest Proposal – By Jonathan Swift Satire 1 : a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn 2 : trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly 3 : Satire often shows the ridiculousness of an issue, or proposes a ridiculous solution to a problem. Directions: Using text support and details from the essay, answer the following questions. 1. What is the thesis of Swift’s proposal? 2. What evidence does he provide to show that there is a problem in society? 3. In one sentence, what is his solution to said problem? 4. What specific support does Swift provide for the practicality of this solution? 5. Examine satire in Swift’s work. Use Satire Assignment for this.