Thread Prompt: Answer the following question in a post of approximately 200-250 words.
For this first discussion board, present an important passage from “A Modest Proposal,” The Rape of the Lock, or “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” and then analyze it. Discuss what these lines mean and how they support the text’s central theme(s). For instance, you might define any unfamiliar words, identify allusions to other literary texts or historical events in the period, or identify any literary devices like symbolism or irony. What makes this passage worthy of attention? Does it help develop a character or theme? Does it establish the setting? Does it identify a moral or social concern?