Question: English & Literature

In Jonathan Swift's essay "A Modest Proposal", why is it entitled "A Modest Proposal"?
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The Modest Proposal as a title is meant to be satirical in itself, making little of the suggestion that they fatten the children up and serve them trussed up like a turkey for the rich and British to enjoy. It is to downplay the serious nature of the problem...which of course it meant to point out.

MHood2 | 595 days ago