A Modest Proposal

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The full text of Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" is included in this resource that also includes questions for readers to discuss.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members research the political and social conditions in Ireland at the time Swift published the essay
  • Prior to using the essay, conduct min-lessons of the structure of academic proposals and Juvenalian satire
  • Revise the discussion questions 
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource assumes readers are familiar with both the format of academic proposals and with the literary concepts of tone and Juvenalian satire
Pros

  • An image of the original document is included
Cons

  • The questions do not encourage readers to identify the elements being satarized in the essay
Common Core