A Modest Proposal eNotes Teaching Guide
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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 ensure that the experience is rewarding for everyone, including you. Teaching “A Modest Proposal” will give students insight into expository and persuasive writing as well as the power of political satire on social issues. This guide provides you with the essential components to keep in mind before you take your students into Swift's provocative, satirical essay.
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