"A Modest Proposal" Assignment


Hitchhiker's/College Writing Cross-Over Assignment on Satire (due Wed., May 21)

"A Modest Proposal" (click here if you lost the copy I gave you)

  • Read "A Modest Proposal" by J. Swift.  It is an example of a satire.  Click here for more information about satire.
  • Write a critical response to Swift's essay.  ("Critical response" = Write a thorough exploration of your reaction to the piece and why you had that reaction.  Using bits of text to focus on can help structure your response.)
  • Post responses on-line (through the Hitchhiker's Blog) for extra credit.