A Modest Proposal and Other Satires

In paragraphs 6-7 of A Modest Proposal, how do Swift's detailed choices make his proposal sound scientific and sound?

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In paragraphs six and seven, Swift makes use of statistical data to support his argument. He makes special note of population, which is broken down into men, women, women of childbearing age, and children. Employment and occupational possibilities (or lack of them) are also addressed.


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