MODEST= conservative, simple, PROPOSAL= suggestion, plan, idea Explain the relationship between the title and the content of this essay.
*a literary device used to ridicule or make fun of human vice or weakness, often with the intent of correcting, or changing, the subject of the satiric attack Irony permeates satire: Verbal Irony Exaggeration Understatement Faulty Logic
Verbal Irony To use words that are the opposite of those one might expect to read Exaggeration: To enlarge, increase, or represent something beyond normal bounds so that it becomes ridiculous and its faults can be seen. Understatement: To downplay event/situation to make it seem less important/serious than it is Faulty Logic: To misuse logic to arrive at the conclusion author/narrator prefers rather than one of sound basis
Swifts proposal to end poverty in Ireland, though satiric, employs strong persuasive elements: Ethos~ appeal based on the character of the speaker. An ethos-driven document relies on the reputation of the author Example: http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/webclass/web/project1/group4/commercial.html
Logos~ appeal based on logic or reason Example: http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/webclass/web/project1/group4/research.html
Pathos~ appeal to emotions Example: http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/webclass/web/project1/group4/env.html