Tagged: satire

The Vulture by Hillaire Belloc

The Vulture by Hillaire Belloc

In Hilaire Belloc’s humorous book of More Beasts (for Worse Children), a companion volume to The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, you will find poetic descriptions of real and imaginary beasts.  Many like “The...

Gulliver’s Travels Movie

Gulliver’s Travels Movie

Gulliver’s Travels, the 1939 Movie Gulliver’s Travels, originally titled Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships, was...

Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses by Mark Twain

Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses by Mark Twain

It is likely that the literary offenses of James Fenimore Cooper are no more dire than the offenses of at least half the authors represented in a modern bookstore, but Mark Twain certainly enjoyed humorously critiquing...

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

A MODEST PROPOSAL For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick. by Dr. Jonathan Swift 1729...

Fortunate Misfortunes: An Analysis of Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift

Fortunate Misfortunes: An Analysis of Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift

Fortunate Misfortunes: An Analysis of Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift by Janice Campbell (a poetry analysis from my college days).