Swift’s A Modest Proposal, satirical speech assignment help

On pg. 558 of your textbook, complete activity preparing your own satirical speech on food stamps or unemployment benefits. Turn in your script or speech notes. (You may turn in informal bulleted notes, but I should easily be able to understand all your points.)

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Also turn in a short reflection. You should address these points:

  • What satirical devices did you use? (Exaggeration, understatement, etc.)
  • What argument did you appear to make?
  • What argument were you actually making? What do you actually want your reader to think as they conclude listening to your speech?
  • Do you think Swift would agree with your position, based on what you read in A Modest Proposal? Keep in mind what Swift says versus what he means.