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... power of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” does not stem, in large part, from its irony. Instead, it stems from the swift sentences in paragraphs 28-30, that so clearly point out the injustices of life for those in Ireland in the seventeenth century. While the structure of the essay does follow that of a scientific proposal in Swift’s time, the ostensible structure of the paper does not actually show Swift’s true opinions, until late in the paper.
Paragraph 1 talks about how sad it is for the well-to-do to have to go around town or the countryside and see all of the beggars, who have the effrontery to actually come up to those who appear to have some money, and ask for some. Paragraph 2 contin...