A Modest Proposal Rhetorical Analysis

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When one see their town with no nothing to show for but mass amount of poverty across the streets, there is act to save the town from being distinguished. A man by the name of Jonathan Swift wrote, “A Modest Proposal” published in 1729 expressing sympathy to the Irish poor, with a need to establish a solution that could resolve the impoverished state of Ireland. The main issue was to have people be aware of the situation that is occurring in the country. Swift engages in a inhumane plan that proposes that children of the poor should be used to contribute the feeding meaning cannibalism to enhance the economy. In , “A Modest Proposal”, the author adequately uses sarcasm, exaggeration, and irony to reveal his displeasure among the country to show people that the England politicians have not yet come up with relevant or working ideas to solve social issues such as abortion, overpopulation, and poverty. However the factors, the tone of the speaker and the ridiculousness of the proposal has caused him to not be serious about the situation. In the essay, Swift immediately starts to address the issue of poverty in Ireland…show more content…
One of the many ways swift uses sarcasm is in the beginning of the essay. In the beginning he states, “ It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads, and cabin-doors crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four or six children. all in rags, and importuning every passages for alms”(). The sarcasm in this statement is whether it is a burden for him, having to see homeless along the streets every day. The reader could be led into whether or not that Swift is a compassionate writer attempting to feel the same amount pain of the beggars. However, the audience may reevaluate that he is using a sarcastic tone by pointing out that there is not only homeless people on the
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