Choose an issue that you care deeply about and believe deserves more attention. Consider yourself an activist for this particular cause and assume that other means of persuasion have failed. Write a “modest proposal” mimicking the style of Jonathan Swift; maintain a “reasonable” tone like the authorial persona in Swift’s essay and write your proposal for an organization or institution with the ability to work toward a solution to the problem.
Components of your proposal
a) Start out with a vivid description of the problem as it exists now, showing why reform is necessary. Consider using a description of an image of your problem here.
b) Include a “modest proposal” for solving this problem
c) Describe how this proposal will work
d) Refute possible objections someone may have (of course, you can be totally outlandish)
e) List the advantages of your proposal
f) Include your real, rational proposals that were hypothetically dismissed
g) Close by calling to action or showing why your proposal is important
Your essay will be graded for organization, inclusion of all named components above, style (manipulation of tone, diction, and sentence structure for effect), correctness, and focus (having a limited topic).
To further enhance the tone of your essay, use a variety of satirical elements in your proposal; refer to the list below to gather some ideas.
Satirical Elements Burlesque Caricature Euphemism Hyperbole Incongruity Irony Reduction Reductio ad absurdum (Reduction to Absurdity) Invective Lampoon Parody Understatement Sarcasm
**TOTAL POINTS: 100
**DUE DATE: NOVEMBER 15, 2019
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