A Study of the Persuasive Arts in a Modest Proposal
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 60-65
Received: May 4, 2016; Published: May 5, 2016
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Guo Lei, English Department, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, China
Wang Lan, English Department, North China Electric Power University, Baoding, China
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Abstract
A Modest Proposal is a representative work of Jonathan Swift. Many critics think it a greatest satirical work ever written. Jonathan Swift has always been considered a political writer and poet. His plain style can also been seen in A Modest Proposal but it's not the main concern of this thesis. This thesis mainly focuses on some artistic features of the famous pamphlet. One characteristic of this essay is about the discussion of the persuasive devices used by Jonathan Swift. And some rhetorical devices and themes are also discussed in this thesis. In the end, the general idea of this thesis is concluded.
Keywords
A Modest Proposal, Persuasive Devices, Rhetorical Devices
To cite this article
Guo Lei, Wang Lan, A Study of the Persuasive Arts in a Modest Proposal, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2016, pp. 60-65. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20160402.17
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