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Swift's Ridiculousness to Reality through a Historical Viewpoint

The Pope has decided to follow Swift`s advice to help out with Ireland`s economy.

Through the beginning of the 18th century, English and Irish relations were in pitiful standings. 1,106 more words

Humor as a Weapon

For centuries, humor has been an important tool. Humor brings the melancholy into contentment. Humor brings the content into jubilation. Humor is the unanticipated mirror for political and social leaders to hold up to themselves. 475 more words

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Teaching Satire Using YouTube

I try to teach “A Modest Proposal” to every senior class I have. I love their reactions to the proposal itself. What really gets me is how few of the students understand that the entire proposal is a satirical piece, that he is being facetious. 432 more words

Chuckles

I saw this book at Mayersche and just had to pick it up. While it’s still unlikely that I would choose that career path, I would have once laughed in your face if you had asked me whether I wanted to become a teacher. 725 more words

Why is it that the single and solitary thing which unifies the US Congress is committing acts of violence against others? I despair for a country which can only agree on the ideology of violence.

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Renewable Energy: Cora Sherlock’s Excellent Suggestion by Kevin Higgins

“Over 15,500 human remains incinerated to heat UK hospitals over 2-year-period.  #800babies #outrage @amnesty” Tweet by Cora Sherlock of the Pro-Life Campaign

Renewable Energy: Cora Sherlock’s Excellent Suggestion… 444 more words

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Butterfly Girls

A Modest Proposal

The Butterfly Box #1

I’m a sucker for a good series and a cute love story. Michelle Ashman Bell’s A Modest Proposal… 339 more words

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