Essay: Swift and Goldsmith
Both Goldsmith and Swift condemned the evils of their age, but they often attacked different vices and used different approaches in doing so.
Write an essay of at least 900 words comparing (finding similarities) or contrasting (finding differences in) their approach to social criticism.
1.Begin your paper with one statement that summarizes how these
two authors are being compared or contrasted (a thesis statement).
2.Follow this introduction with your supporting argument made up of reasons and examples to make the comparison or contrast clear.
3.Before you begin to write your own paper, write an outline using one of the following methods of organization:
Arrange your argument by points of comparison (or contrast). For example, if you decide that both authors are alike in their condemnation of stray dogs and lice, you will first discuss how Swift deals with dogs; then, how Goldsmith does. After that point is dealt with, you will discuss how Swift deals with lice; and then, how Goldsmith does. This approach is called an alternating method.
Collect your data and present it in chart form such as a bar graph or a Venn diagram (as shown below) showing differences and similarities.
4.Pay close attention to paragraph and sentence structure.
Remember to document evidence from the texts of each author in MLA format (or the format assigned by your teacher).
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