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Category Archives: satire

A Diss Through Time

Posted by: Jessica Norman John Dryden wrote Mac Flecknoe to be a satire on Thomas Shadwell as a writer and poet.   This was a direct response to Shadwell’s satire The … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

“A Modest Proposal”: An Old Solution to a Modern Problem

Posted by: Elizabeth Vance Jonathan Swift’s essay has long been regarded as a satirical disquisition that parodies Swift as a humanitarian attempting to alleviate Ireland of its burdensome, impoverished citizens. … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lady’s Dressing Rooms Haven’t Changed All That Much Since 1732

Posted by: Amy Warner What does Jonathon Swift know about modern make-up struggles? The answer is nearly everything. In his poem, “The Lady’s Dressing Room”, written in 1732, he discusses … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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