Can you identify the perspective or narrator in a modest proposal?   What is the perspective of the story?

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This piece of satiric writing by Swift is one of the best examples of satire in the English language.  Swift lures the reader in and then packs a wallop with the actual details of his proposal.  Part of the effectiveness of the piece is that the narrator/speaker seems completely sane and rational, well-educated and to be logical and thoughtful person, and yet he is calmly proposing that the Irish could solve their financial woes by raising their children to be food. With those words the reader is completely aghast! They are asking themselves "who would so...

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