Swift satarized a serious social problem by using irony, hyperbole, and understatement to stress the importance of dealing with it. Write and deliver a short speech using these techniques to propose a satirical solution to a current issue like health care or homelessness.
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.