Student Modest Proposal Model

If you would like to read what your peers have created in the past when given the Modest Proposal argument assignment, here is a good example on the Iranian Question.

Notice how this student uses the different language devices and imbalance of appeals from Swift’s own proposal, in addition to much of its arrangement, to write and structure his own proposal.

For a professional example of satire see Coyote v. Acme, in which the author Ian Frazier writes a mock legal brief for Wile E Coyote as he begins legal proceedings against Acme for causing him bodily harm. If you’ve seen the cartoons this will make good sense. If you haven’t, here’s a short clip.

Here are some outside resources to consult:

  1. http://theoatmeal.com/
  2. http://www.theonion.com/

While yours will have to be shorter than this model because of time limitations, this still stands as a good example to consult as you complete your work.

Thanks for sharing Sam.

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