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modest proposal
Updated: 10/16/2020
modest proposal
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  • Exordium
  • "with beggars of the female sex, and followed by three, four, or six children all in rags"
  • Narratio
  • "there only remain one hundred twenty thousand children of poor parents annually born."
  • Proposito
  • "I've been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed, is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, weather stewed, roasted, baked, or broiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in fricassee or ragout."
  • talks to Ireland about the women and children being in mistreated and being "all in rags" and how his country is "deplorable" He uses emotion to convey his disappointment in his country the is effective because it uses emotion to try and get audience on his side.
  • Confirmatio
  • he try and use numbers like "120,000" to say how many women have birth to useless children and how the children would better be used for profit in a sarcastic way. This is effective because because he makes him sound smart and math is never wrong....
  • Refutatio
  • awww...
  • "let no man talk to me of other taxing our absentees at five shillings a pound... introducting a vein of parsimony, prudence, and temperance;"
  • In his proposal he compares people to animals and talks about cooking children also sell them but that not what he really means. He really means that Britain was treating them like food and Ireland is not stopping and helping their people. Also he mentions an American acquaintance that he uses for "information" to prove his point and so if not to put the backlash on himself. Also to credit himself with is ethos.
  • Peroratio
  • "I have not the least personal interest in endeavoring this necessary work, having no other motive than the personal good of the country
  • In short he says his proposals have advantages of helping the economy, stopping domestic violence, helping marriages, and the poor will have thing of their own because they will earn money. Also he uses satire that he used before to say they will also be an increase in food.
  • "and the money will circulate among ourselves, the good being entirely of our own growth and manufacture"
  • he basically say unless you have a better solution to all of this do not get mad at me. see what is happening around you.
  • he says don't get mad at me get mad at Britain and the people around you all of you are causing this. Also he says that he is not doing this for a personal reason just for the benefit of the country.
  • (the one person who liked this proposal)Yayyyyyyy!
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