The satirical papyrus at the British Museum Satirical ostraca showing a cat guarding geese, c. Figured ostracon showing a cat waiting on a mouse, Egypt One of the earliest examples of what we might call satire, The Satire of the Trades is in Egyptian writing from the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC. The text's apparent readers are students, tired of studying. It argues that their lot as scribes is not only useful, but far superior to that of the ordinary man.
First, I think you need to introduce the concept of satire. Read the article and generate discussion. Ask students if they agree with it. Then ask them to generate a definition for satire based on their understanding of what it is.
Compare that definition to the one provided by your book or dictionary of literary terms. Ask what is the point of satire? Why not just present the problem and the solution in a realistic way?
Why not just directly present an issue?
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What does satire accomplish? Next we look at the argument The Onion article made by analyzing the subject, occasion, audience, purpose, and speaker. What is this article about? Why was it written?
What is going on at the time that the author is mocking? Who is this article aimed at? What does the author hope to achieve by writing it? A modest proposal full essay students told me that the subject was children working in the industrial revolution. The occasion was the current economy and large number of out-of-work adults—they felt perhaps the author was drawing attention to the fact that times have been worse.
Audience they felt could be virtually anyone living through our current tough economy. They felt the purpose was to give the reader historical perspective, to think about the difficult lives of children in the past. Finally, they felt using quotes from fake historians and the overall tone of the article established the speaker as someone to listen to.
Of course, we talked about the rhetorical triangle in context of this analysis, too. We stop and talk to clarify and define vocabulary.
After reading the first few paragraphs, before Swift makes his proposal, I ask students what they think he will suggest.
How would they solve poverty and hunger? They offer suggestions, and no one in my class at least thought of cannibalizing babies. However, it remains my favorite assignment from high school, and I think it gives students free rein to go kind of crazy with their writing and still exercise persuasive writing skills.
We start by generating a list of social issues. Students should think of an outlandish solution to that problem. Students may need to do some research about their issue, too. Oh, and I still remember what I wrote about for my own essay in high school.
Some of you older teachers remember the garbage barge full of NYC trash that had no place to dump? It was an issue in the news when I was in high school. Well, if we have no place to dump our trash, we should dump it in developing countries.
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A Modest Proposal & other short pieces including A Tale of a Tub by Jonathan Swift A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION. Johnathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” and other short pieces is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University.
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