Satire

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Satire in literature

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Jonathan Swift in A Modest Proposal lists the advantages of his proposal,and one of them is, for example:: 

Jonathan Swift in A Modest Proposal lists the advantages of his proposal,and one of them is, for example: …whereas the maintenance of an hundred thousand children, from two years old and upwards, cannot be computed at less than ten shillings a piece per annum, the nation’s stock will be thereby increased fifty thousand pound per annum, besides the profit of a new dish introduced to the tables of all gentlemen of fortune in the kingdom who have any refinement in taste.And the money will circulate among ourselves,…

The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope: 

The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope .. And now,unveil’d,the Toilet stands display’d, Each Silver Vase in mystic Order laid. .. And all Arabia breaths form yonder Box .. Transform’d to Combs,the spekled and the white. Here Files of Pins extend their shining Rows, Puffs,Powders,Patches,Bibles,Billet-doux. Now awful Beauty puts on all its Arms; … (Canto I)

UTOPIA by Sir Thomas More: 

UTOPIA by Sir Thomas More …neither the king sould be of too great power, neithe the people too proud and wealthy, and the offices should not be obtained by inordinate suit,or by bribes and gifts:that they should be neither be bought nor sold, nor that it should be needful for the officers,to be at any cost or charge in their offices:for so occasion is given to the officers by fraud and ravin to gather up their money again… (Book I)

One of the most parodied speeches from Shakespeare’s plays,for ex.Hamlet’s famous soliloquy:”To be or not to be,that’s the question.”: 

One of the most parodied speeches from Shakespeare’s plays,for ex.Hamlet’s famous soliloquy: ”To be or not to be,that’s the question.” “Toupee or not toupee,that’s the question” “To sneeze or not to sneeze,that is congestion.”

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