Irony in Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”


Make children into food items to fix the "Irish problem" and any other issue with the poor. These were the proposed actions made by Jonathan Swift in "A Modest Proposal." A quintessential piece of irony, this piece was written by a man that 300 years ago equated the likes of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.... Continue Reading →

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Homework Help: Srendi Vashtar by Saki- How does the writer effectively portray Conradin’s feelings in “Sredni Vashtar”?


For this, and all kinds of homework help, visit me at http://www.enotes.com/people/herappleness  and also hundreds of awesome educators ready to answer your questions in science, lit, math, you name it! In this, one of Saki's most enigmatic short stories, Conradin is a child who is emotionally neglected, not just because he is an orphan, but also because... Continue Reading →

Homework Help: American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer- What does the dirty snow represent?


For this, and all kinds of homework help, visit me at http://www.enotes.com/people/herappleness and also hundreds of awesome educators ready to answer your questions in science, lit, math, you name it! The dirty, slushy snow in "American History" by Judith Ortiz Cofer symbolizes urban depression. Think of snow as one of the stages of the never-ending water cycle. It... Continue Reading →

Homework Help: Death of a Salesman- How is a character influenced by his or her environment? Enotes.com


For this, and all kinds of homework help, visit me at http://www.enotes.com/people/herappleness and also hundreds of awesome educators ready to answer your questions in science, lit, math, you name it! One of the best examples of a character being molded by his environment is Bernard, Charley's son. This is especially apparent when contrasted to how the environment molded Biff.... Continue Reading →

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