Category: Essays Examples

The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

This article [The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2011/11/14/the-memoirs-of-joseph-grimaldi/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to reuse it please see: http://publicdomainreview.org/legal/ By Andrew McConnell Stott Few biographers have proved so reluctant, but when the raw materials that would become “The Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi” reached…
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Family

A family at first glance can be simple to define, but if one truly delves into what constitutes a family, it gets muddier. Though we are supposedly born into a family, we can also acquire a family, or a group people closer to you than your blood relatives. This is what happened to me: I…
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The Progressive Apocalypse and Other Futurismic Delights

By Cory Doctorow (Originally published in Locus Magazine, July 2007) Science fiction is a literature of the present. Many’s the science fiction writer who uses the future as a warped mirror for reflecting back on the present day, angled to illustrate the hidden strangeness buried by our invisible assumptions: Orwell turned 1948 into Nineteen Eighty-Four.…
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What Happens When People Engage in Sex as Teenagers

The theme and reality of teenagers being sexually active is worrying to millions of parents worldwide. In the age of adolescence, when an individual transits from childhood to adult life, hormones, extensive body development, social frustration, and a search for themselves causes teenagers to try all kinds of things they associate with adult life, authority,…
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How to Not Get Stuck as a Writer

By Nicholas Klacsanzky A writer’s style is always changing. Even if you don’t try to change your writing style, it will change. This is due to you being influenced by various factors: what you read, what you experience on a day-to-day basis, and your natural incorporation of these elements into your writing. You can choose…
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Two Art Periods and their Major Works

Renaissance and Neoclassicism are two major periods in the history of art, during which different forms of art including architecture, painting, music, and visual arts significantly progressed. During these eras, many artists gained enormous fame as a result of the masterpieces they produced, reflecting how the ideologies and artistic philosophies evolved during that time. This…
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Loss of Speech Through Isolation

One summer during the World War at War Camp Community Service, I was in charge of a playground in West Virginia. Standing out conspicuously in my impressions of that summer’s experiences is a family whom I will call the Berrys. The two lads, about ten and twelve, who first presented themselves to my acquaintanceship, were…
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Advantages and Limitations of Standardized Tests

Standardized tests are a common and popular way to evaluate the academic achievements of students, teachers, and school districts. They are used in many areas, such as in the army, civil service, medicine, and so on, but primarily standardized tests are associated with academic performance. Many arguments in favor of the usage of these tests…
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How to Increase Your Productivity as a Writer (Part 1)

By Bhalachandra Sahaj I hear the word “productivity” at least 10 times a day from the Internet, TV, my friends, and my wife. I’m glad at least my microwave doesn’t care. But indeed, productivity nowadays have become some sort of cult. When you apply for a job at a company, your employer would probably ask…
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Memorial Article: My Father, George Klacsanzky

He was not a typical father. A Hungarian-born wizard (real or not, I never quite figured out), rock musician, science enthusiast, writer, philosopher, film director, semi-professional cyclist, Zen monk (he lived in a monastery for one year, not speaking), and bohemian, he was cool wherever he went. He was also either brilliant or had a…
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