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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

Honors 11

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

Honors 11

A Modern Proposal: Eating Horses to Cure Overpopulation in America

When I read Caty Enders’ article, “Why you really should (but really can’t) eat horsemeat,” I could not help but think of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” In response to the overpopulation in Ireland during the 1700s, Swift proposes that one-year old children should, “instead of being a charge upon their parents or the parish, or wanting food and raiment for the rest of their lives, they shall on the contrary contribute to the feeding, and partly to the clothing, of many thousands.”¹ When put in perspective, the idea of eating children in order to solve the problem of overpopulation is ludicrous, which it was meant to be as “A Modest Proposal” is a satire and points to the greater causes of overpopulation. 575 more words

Marigold Musings

A Man's Guide to Baseball

Men, are you tired of being relegated to fixing sandwiches and fix drinks for your lady and her friends while they watch the game? Don’t worry, you too can join in the fun. 517 more words