Does the use of humor make the argument more convincing?

Read the essay “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Smith (http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html). Reflect on the argument, such as you may consider if it evokes pathos, ethos or logos. Some questions to ask while reading: Do any style techniques stand out? Does the use of humor make the argument more convincing? What issues are the humorous arguments addressing?

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