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A Solution Or Another Modest Proposal

Orlando, Florida.   Once again, in America, an armed gunman has killed innocent people for whatever insane reason he felt he had to.  50 people were killed in Orlando last night.  513 more words

Fiction, Non-fiction Essays, Opinions And Poetry

What brings you to this ruined place, Frog? What use have you for an old and forgotten god?

I am SpellSayer, mangy fool. SILENCE your foul yipping, and hear my proposal. One that might reverse your ill fortunes.

These FrogLands have a problem called The Scourge. 61 more words

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Teaching Children with Autism – A Modest Proposal

Teaching Children with Autism – A Modest Proposal

I am finding it impossible to let go of this topic, the elimination of childen over the age of four from eligibility for IBI. 606 more words

Irony: Some Folks Just Don't Get It

Not long ago, my friend Jesse told me this joke: “Someone told me the other day that I just don’t understand irony. My feelings were hurt and I thought,  463 more words


Jonathan Swift's Use of Irony in 'A Modest Proposal'

“I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled…”

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Honors 11: "A Modest Proposal" and Vonnegut/Cat's Cradle Intro

We started by first discussing English courses for next year. Here are the AP Lit/PA at a glance handouts.

Afterwards, before discussing Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” we took a short partner quiz. 76 more words

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Honors 11: Satire Unit Introduction

We began the day by taking some notes on the elements of satire as well as the historical influences that help us understand how satire can be classified. 71 more words

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