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A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift is the piece of literature that drew me into satirical writing. The definition of satire is “the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.” Swift wrote this essay in 1729 in response to over-population of Ireland as well as the government’s treatment of its people. 307 more words
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. 1,107 more words