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  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Proposal

    I am M. Patricia Cifuentes, a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State University, appointed by the College of Public Health and Biomedical Informatics. I am an MD specialized in statistics with a doctoral degree on Public Health. I contact you to share some research ideas I propose in the context of my application to the Yerby postdoctoral fellowship program for which I suggested you as faculty mentors. The proposal I presented consists on developing theory-based and data-driven models of health complexity for contributing to the health theoretical development, providing coherence and context to fragmented evidence of health practice, and bringing closer health theory and facts. I briefly described this proposal in my application according to supplemental questions made by the program. The proposal is framed by formulations of health theories which assemble the health´s body of knowledge. Therefore, Ecosocial theory formulated by Dr. Krieger is a keystone as it addresses diverse issues of health complexity. As the development of scientific theories relies on…

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  • Swiftian Irony In A Modest Proposal

    Jonathan Swift’s writing reflects his personality in the sense that it is both playful and serious at the same time. This duality of playfulness and seriousness is especially evident in his pamphlet “A Modest Proposal.” The speaker of this text is not Swift, but instead, an anonymous figure that Swift uses as a vehicle to express his political views, poke fun at the British, and reveal his resentment of British policies toward the Irish. Straightforward and poignant in his assertions, the…

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  • Thomas More And A Modest Proposal Analysis

    Thomas More’s Utopia and Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal both captured my attention this semester with how they both were very political in addressing real life problems of their respective time periods. Thomas More was a writer of the 16th century while Jonathan Swift was a writer of the 18th century. The writing styles of both authors also plays an enormous part in how their points came across in each writing. More’s Utopia was writing in a humorous sort of style and Swift’s A Modest…

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  • A Modest Proposal Analysis

    An Extreme and Convincing Proposition Brittany Moletz Argument and Research Professor Gardner September 18th, 2015 In 1729, Jonathan Swift released “A Modest Proposal” in order to take a satirical approach to the serious problems that were occurring in Ireland during the eighteenth century. The political pamphlet begins with his version of people walking through the streets of a small Irish town. Unfortunately, the paths are filled with malnourished beggars fluctuating in ages from the…

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  • Pathos In A Modest Proposal

    Jonathan Swift, an 18th century satirist and essayist, wrote A Modest Proposal as a satirical way to show people that they have not developed any great ideas to solve social issues such as abortion, overpopulation, and poverty. Throughout his essay, Swift is able to convey his point through sarcastic suggestion of the cannibalism of children as the answer to the social and economic issues that Ireland faces, while still providing facts about the matters at hand. In the beginning of his essay, it…

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  • Euphemism In A Modest Proposal

    Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” uncovers the laxity of British and Irish Gentry towards the increasing poverty in Ireland and the exploitation of the Irish. With its metaphors that depicts cannibalism as an acceptable solution to hunger, ‘modest’ can only be seen as an euphemism for this egregious suggestion. This satire dictates an economically insightful proposal that alleviate poor parents of their ‘bastard children’. As a result of this proposal, the outcome suggests to hinder children…

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  • Critical Analysis Of Irony In A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift

    A Critical Analysis of Irony in “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish essayist, political pamphleteer, satirist and poet. He wrote numerous works, many of which dealt with Irish/British political tensions and religious issues. He was known as a Dublin’s foremost citizen until his death. His best known works include “Gulliver 's Travels” (1726) and “A Modest Proposal” (1729). In “A Modest Proposal” Jonathan Swift proposes a satirical/ironic solution to a social…

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  • Symbolism In A Modest Proposal

    Children on a Platter and Animals in Parliament: Satire and Symbolism in A Modest Proposal When Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal, he intended it to be a political commentary on the struggles that Ireland was dealing with in the early 1700s. What Swift did not expect was the reality of the readers at the time: they did not pick up on the juvenalian satire that lied within the essay and took the piece either as a joke or completely seriously, nor did they catch the irony. Thankfully the…

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  • Analysis Of Jonathan Swifts A Modest Proposal

    Jonathan Swifts “ A Modest Proposal”, a story written at the beginning of the 18th century, in a tongue in cheek style, to bring attention to various issues of the day including poverty, overpopulation and the hypocrisy of the Church. The subject on the surface is the proposition of selling human babies as food for profit, eradicating the poor people from the streets and providing a delicacy for the rich. The idea is presented in a very logical, straight forward way, the setting everyday life in…

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  • Prejudice In A Modest Proposal

    constraints and prejudice placed on people by society had and still have substantial effects. This allows ignorant people to develop preconceived notions and judgments of individuals based on what society have deemed them to be. The struggle for equality can push people to break away from barriers; however, many tend to stick within the framework that society has constructed for them due to the constraints that they place on themselves. Both Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” and Virginia…

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