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First, I think you need to introduce the concept of satire. Read the article and generate discussion. Ask students if they agree with it. Then ask them to generate a definition for satire based on their understanding of what it is. Compare that definition to the one provided by your book or dictionary of literary terms.
Ask what is the point of satire? Why not just present the problem and the solution in a realistic way? Why not just directly present an issue?
What does satire accomplish? Next we look at the argument The Onion article made by analyzing the subject, occasion, audience, purpose, and speaker.
What is this article about?
Why was it written? What is going on at the time that the author is mocking? Who is this article aimed at? What does the author hope to achieve by writing it? My students told me that the subject was children working in the industrial revolution. The occasion was the current economy and large number of out-of-work adults—they felt perhaps the author was drawing attention to the fact that times have been worse.
Audience they felt could be virtually anyone living through our current tough economy. They felt the purpose was to give the reader historical perspective, to think about the difficult lives of children in the past.
Finally, they felt using quotes from fake historians and the overall tone of the article established the speaker as someone to listen to. Of course, we talked about the rhetorical triangle in context of this analysis, too. We stop and talk to clarify and define vocabulary. After reading the first few paragraphs, before Swift makes his proposal, I ask students what they think he will suggest.The following resources contain the remaining available Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines for the AP English Literature and Composition Exam.
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