In "A Modest Proposal," at what point did you realize you were reading satire, and what helped you to reach that conclusion? Explain what Swift's main idea really is and why he chose satire to express it. Are there more effective ways he could have made the same point?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 5:47 am ad1c9bdddf
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In "A Modest Proposal," I realized very soon that he was being satiric and using irony to advance his claims. Specifically, I realized I was reading satire, when I saw hints of verbal irony, such as "It is true, a child just dropped from its dam ...
A Modest Proposal is briefly examined for its language and purpose in 100 words of brainstorming.