A Modest Proposal Lesson Plans
by Jonathan Swift

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  • A Modest Proposal eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal," a classic text that has been a mainstay in English classes for generations for its social impact and cutting satire. Whether it’s the first or hundredth time you escort students through the text, we've provided some teaching tips to help...

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  • A Modest Proposal Rhetorical Analysis Activity

    This activity gives students an opportunity to practice examining and analyzing rhetorical appeals. Effective appeals address all aspects of the rhetorical situation in any text or speech: the speaker, the audience, and the message. With this rhetorical situation in mind, Aristotle sought a means to most effectively convey ideas. He...

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