Assignment: Write your own “modest proposal” in which you present a problem, the proposal, and the benefits of your proposal. This will take the form of a pamphlet. Make sure to use methods of satire: such as hyperbole, understatement, irony



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“A Modest Proposal” Writing Project
Assignment: Write your own “modest proposal” in which you present a problem, the proposal, and the benefits of your proposal. This will take the form of a pamphlet. Make sure to use methods of satire: such as hyperbole, understatement, irony, incongruity, and fantasy. Remember, this proposal is supposed to be satirical and outrageous, but is should be based in facts and statistics about the problem.
Requirements:
____ A specific issue is being satirized

____ At least two methods of satire are used

____ The pamphlet is 2 pages in length

____ Appeals are used to lend credibility

____ Statistics and facts are included to lend credibility

____ Real solutions are offered

____ The pamphlet is neatly organized and constructed

____ The pamphlet has been edited to correct errors in grammar, usage, mechanics, and sentence structure



Some ideas for a “modest proposal”





teenage pregnancy

death penalty

steroids

drug addiction

drunk driving

road rage

weapons in school

insolent students

rude behavior

gang violence

censorship

eating disorders

poverty

starvation



homelessness

immigration

traffic development

gas prices

war underage drinking

obesity


older population

harassment

illegal downloads

hate crimes

media influence

credit card debt

global warming

identity theft

Aids

cancer


Answer the following questions to help you focus your ideas and get you started on the written portion of the project.


Your problem is: _______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
Your solution is: ________________________________________________________________
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Your real solutions are: __________________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________________________________
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