Jonathan Swift Poems

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.

On the Day of Judgment

by Jonathan Swift

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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