Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift was a satirist and essayist. He also wrote poetry and worked as an Anglican cleric. He’s remembered for A Tale of Tub and A Modest Proposal. Furthermore, he’s regarded as one of the best English satirists, using a deadpan, ironic style of writing. To this day, his satire is enjoyed by a wide audience.

A Description of the Morning

‘A Description of the Morning’ by Jonathan Swift describes the various events happening one morning in London’s West End in the early 1700s.

On the Day of Judgment

Jonathan Swift’s acerbic poem ‘On the Day of Judgment’ is about a speaker’s vision of the judgment day with Jove or Jupiter giving his final ruling on humankind’s offenses.

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