What is the problem identified in the first two paragraphs? What persuasive techniques are used to engage the reader?
Find at least three examples of irony in AMP. What effect does this technique have on the essay? What purpose do these examples serve?
Swift does offer more realistic solutions to the problems in Ireland. Find the place in the text where he does this. Quote three of the possible solutions he offers. Why do you think Swift puts in these realistic solutions?
How do satire and irony help Swift accomplish what a more conventional approach to persuasion would not?