A Modest Proposal. By: Jonathan Swift. Jonathan Swift. Anglo-Irish cleric and Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Preferred living in England Resented harsh British policy with the Irish Supported Irish causes. Jonathan Swift Biography Video. Conditions in Ireland.
A Modest Proposal
By: Jonathan Swift
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
Jonathan Swift Biography Video
a. suggests solutions for the problem
b. describes how the solution will benefit society
c. addresses opposing points of view
d. explains why his solution is the best.
1. LOGICAL APPEALS (Logos) use evidence such as facts or statistics to support a position.
2. EMOTIONAL APPEALS (Pathos) use words that arouse strong feelings such as fear, hatred, shame, love, etc.
3. ETHICAL APPEALS (Ethos)
a. Relies on shared moral values (sense of right, justice, and virtue)
b. Convinces with appeal to personal or group authority
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