Another notes the presence of "Irony"
Fifty times outside the paragraphs of A Modest Proposal.
Refers to 18th century satirist Jonathan Swift’s famous—and oft taught—A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick (1792).
It is indeed a classic example of “irony” in literature.
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