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Week 4, Discussion 1: Satire versus Wit: The Dueling Quills Discussion Topic I'm Done Satire versus Wit: Dueling Quills For this week's discussion, consider the following questions: Who expresses the stronger wit here about the virtues and vices of the opposite sex: the men or the women? Who has the upper hand in this debate: the males or the females? For your response, choose one of the poems and offer it as the strongest answer— and explain why. In your response, you will certainly have to discuss the ideas, but also look at how the ideas are expressed. Importantly, you will want to distinguish the use of satire and how that is achieved through the language itself. To round out your discussion, you will also have to bring in discussions of at least one other of the poems. For example, it is very difficult to discuss Montagu's poem without referring to Swift's. You can get very specific here.

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