Category: Essays Examples

Smoking Ban

By Nick Thorne The recent Privacy International report, Civil Liberties: Up in Smoke contains some excellent arguments against the smoking ban. Nevertheless, the persistent hyperbole and exaggeration reflect a condescending approach towards the reader, and undermine the author’s own agenda. As Rob Lyons has observed on Spiked, the central thesis of Simon Davies’ report is…
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20 Things I Learned as an Editor

By Bhalachandra Sahaj Hi everyone. Whoever says the most important thing about writing a novel is to finish writing it, don’t believe them. Finishing the first draft is just the beginning—let alone the search for a publisher, there is another huge task awaiting for you to accomplish: editing. Trust me, this is really big, given…
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Future Perfect Continuous Tense

What is It? Uses will have been + a verb in the present tense (present particle) or am/is/are + going to have been + a verb in the present tense (present particle) to show how much time it will take before something happens or to show how something happened in the future. When to Use?…
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Noren Ramus’ Three Lives as a Poet

Noren Ramus was a controversial American poet active through the years 1981-2013, his death taking place only a month ago by an act of murder from a jealous writer-friend, Julian Armes (Gollard, The Guardian). His verse often escaped definition, as critics defined him as either a Beatnik poet, a Surrealism poet, or a Metaphysical poet.…
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My Name is Khan

By Cheryl Hudson My Name is Khan broke global box office records as the largest grossing Bollywood movie worldwide in its opening weekend, including in the United States, Britain, Australia, and the Middle East, while in Mumbai itself, the film opened successfully despite advance opposition from chauvinist politicians who objected to its cosmopolitan message. The…
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Christopher Smart’s Jubilate Agno

This article [Christopher Smart’s Jubilate Agno] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/01/31/christopher-smarts-jubilate-agno/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to reuse it please see: http://publicdomainreview.org/legal/ “My poor friend Smart shewed the disturbance of his mind, by falling upon his knees, and saying his prayers in the street, or in any…
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How to Logically Divide a Novel into Chapters

By Bhalachandra Sahaj Hi everyone. About a week ago, one of my writing friends asked me to take a look at his new novel draft; although I was rather busy with my own novel, I agreed to his request. I spent two days reading my friend’s novel before I finally understood that I understood nothing.…
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Wonders of the Ancient World

Sometimes it may seem that historians already know everything possible about the ancient world. Indeed, scientists have found ways to glance at the very beginning of time, starting from the moment Earth appeared, through the age of bacteria, dinosaurs, primitive tribal societies, and until the most recent events. This does not mean there are no…
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World Cup

Also called the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup, this event is one of the most riveting and most-watched in the world. The World Cup displays the best of men’s national football teams around the globe traditionally (women had their first world cup starting from 1991), with one champion standing at the end…
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The Ideal Person

By Nicholas Klacsanzky Each individual has his or her own idea of who an ideal person is. In the context of this essay, the aspects of this person would follow his or her character or personality, rather than their situation, money, age, and other mundane particulars. We often hold up people such as Jesus, Buddha,…
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