Determining The Purpose Of Swift's Essay

Determining The Purpose Of Swift's Essay

Examples of Verbal Irony

Opening

Look back at the homework assignment you did from Lesson 12 about satirical strategies in “A Modest Proposal.” Do the following with a partner.

  • Share one of the points you made.
  • Is there anything you missed in your own text that your partner can help you add? The closer the look and the more detailed your analysis, the better!

Then discuss with your classmates:

  • What were some interesting satirical strategies you noticed?
  • What are lines that you can point to that used these strategies?

You can take notes on your classmates’ findings, so you have good examples of different strategies.

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