The Tools Of A Satirist

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Practice identifying the tools of the satirist with examples from Swift's "A Modest Proposal. " For each question select the most appropriate tool for the quote given.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The title of the essay: "A Modest Proposal"
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Understatement

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

    • D. 

      Parody

  • 2. 
    "...who [the helpless infants] as they grow up either turn thieves for want of work, or leave their dear country to fight for the Pretender in Spain, or sell themselves to the Barbadoes."
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Understatement

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

    • D. 

      Parody

  • 3. 
    "...as a little bordering upon cruelty, which, I confess, hath always been with me the strongest objection against any project, however so well intended."
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Understatement

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

    • D. 

      Parody

  • 4. 
    "...thus the country and themselves are happily delivered from the evils to come."
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Understatement

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

    • D. 

      Parody

  • 5. 
    "I have always found them grossly mistaken in this computation."
    • A. 

      Exaggeration

    • B. 

      Understatement

    • C. 

      Verbal irony

    • D. 

      Parody

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