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I'm writing an argumentative essay about which literary piece uses satire most effectively; Mark Twain's "Huck Finn" or Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal." We are required to have a creative essay title, but I'm having difficulties up with one?


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That sounds like an interesting essay, because Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” is so-often held up as the prime example of satire.  Would be a fascinating read, especially if you are arguing that “Huck Finn” offers a more effective use of satire. Here are a few ideas for essay titles.

  1. Eat the Poor: The Satirical Approach to Class in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “A Modest Proposal”
  2. Less than Human: Race, Class, and Satire
  3. Hypocrisy and Piosity: How Swift and Twain Use Satire to Explore Religion
  4. The Impact of Realism on Satire
  5. Is Subtle Satire or Overt Satire More Effective?  An Examination of “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “A Modest Proposal”
  6. Mockery in Satire: Too Much or Not Enough?
  7. Satire and Stereotypes
  8. How the Use of Children in Danger Enhances Satire
  9. The Importance of Degrees of Absurdity in the Effective Use of Satire
  10. Outrageous and Outlandish: Why Subtle Satire Is Often Not Enough to Combat Stereotypes Based in Race or Social Class.

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