The Use Of Irony In A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift

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In the discussion of “A Modest Proposal” the author, Jonathan Swift, uses sarcasm and verbal irony in order to criticizes the English and Irish parliaments. The use of verbal irony gave the criticisms a humorous twist and translated the idea more effortlessly to many readers; however, for some the use of verbal irony created a complicated and traumatizing proposal. To many readers Jonathan Swift’s morals and principles in life are questionable or corrupted, for the proposal of consumption of infant’s flesh. On the other hand, others readers see Swift having a very humorous and relaxing moral; however, his criticisms are still illustrated very clearly. Correspondingly, Swift can be seen as a brilliant writer with a twisted sense of humor and
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