Analyzing Satire

In the chart below describe the problems the author of “A Modest Proposal” associates with each group listed. Next, explain the author’s solution to the problem and in the final column, describe the supposed “benefits” which will result from the implementation of this “modest proposal.”

Problem: Solution: Benefits:

Children Ages 12-14
Problem: Solution: Benefits:

Elderly, Maimed, or Ill
Problem: Solution: Benefits:

Write a paragraph in which you describe the ACTUAL solution which Swift wants to be implemented.

Sample Solution