Board work 1/12Eng IV Good Advice • How do people make their advice convincing? What are some techniques for getting people to agree with you? List as many as you can think of and give examples of how to use them. • Have you ever had difficulty making people understand you? How does such a situation make you feel? Why? What would you do in such a case? • How do you react when someone doesn’t listen to you and then gets in trouble because of it? Are you smug? Forgiving? Annoyed? Why? A Modest Proposal • What does the title of “A Modest Proposal” mean? What expectations do we have based upon the title? • What problem is Swift addressing in the essay? What caused this problem? • Outline the advice Swift gives in the essay. • How does he justify his advice? What reasons does he give for it? Swift’s Satire • What style of satire is this? How do you know? Support with evidence from the text. • What verbal irony does Swift use in each of the following parts of the essay? – The title – Lines 59-60 (“I shall now…least objection.”) – Lines 135-145 (Some persons…evils to come.”) • Based upon the essay, do you think satire is an effective means of fighting injustice? Why or why not? Use the text for evidence. Create your own Satire! • Now that you’ve read two types of Satire, it’s time to create your own. Pick something that annoys you and satirize it. Use Hyperbole, Irony, and a humorous tone to describe it or your response to it. Choose whether you will be light-hearted and Horatian in your satire, or whether you will be cold, bitter and Juvenalian. Then we’ll trade, and identify what kind of Satire you’ve written!