Essay Samples

Being the most important writing task for college and university students, it is important to look through samples of essays to get a clear picture of how to write one on your own.

Sir Arthur and the Fairies

This article [Sir Arthur and the Fairies] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2013/06/12/sir-arthur-and-the-fairies/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish…

Elizabeth Bisland’s Race Around the World

This article [Elizabeth Bisland’s Race Around the World] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [Elizabeth Bisland’s Race Around the World] under a Creative…

Copying Pictures, Evidencing Evolution

This article [Copying Pictures, Evidencing Evolution] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2016/05/18/copying-pictures-evidencing-evolution/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

Why Electric Cars are the Future

The world is changing quickly, and what looked like a science-fiction fantasy is gradually becoming our current reality. It seems that progress spreads to all…

The Poet, the Physician, and the Birth of the Modern Vampire

This article [The Poet, the Physician, and the Birth of the Modern Vampire] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/10/16/the-poet-the-physician-and-the-birth-of-the-modern-vampire/] under a Creative…

The Rise and Fall of Bernie Sanders

For the 2016 US presidential primary election, the most revolutionary figure has been Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who ran as a democrat, though he identified…

Cyberpunk

By Eric Mitchell, edited by Nicholas Klacsanzky In the near, plausible future, the world has been transformed dramatically by the computer age, but not necessarily…

Does God Exist?

What is “God”? There are many religions, and many different ideas within each. Each has different views on what “God” is, and some are polytheistic.…

Wild Heart Turning White: Georg Trakl and Cocaine

This article [Wild Heart Turning White: Georg Trakl and Cocaine] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [http://publicdomainreview.org/2014/10/29/wild-heart-turning-white-georg-trakl-and-cocaine/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.…

The Reasons Why America Joined WW1

The beginning of the 21st century was stained with one of the most tragic events in human history: the First World War. Although it started…

The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse

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Vesalius and the Body Metaphor

By Marri Lynn Andreas Vesalius threw down a glove in front of established medicine and its scholars when, in 1543, he produced a massive anatomy…

Time and Place: Eric Ravilious (1903-1942)

By Frank Delaney In the early nineteen-eighties, for a commission about the sense of place in John Betjeman’s poetry, I worked with a photographer named…

The Redemption of Saint Anthony

By Colin Dickey In the fall of 1849, Gustave Flaubert invited his two closest friends–Louis Bouilhet and Maxime du Camp–to hear a reading of what…

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Writing an Essay Guides

Writing a Narrative Essay

A narrative essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a narration of a certain event or situation. It is a short…

Writing a Persuasive Essay

A persuasive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a central argument. These essays are sometimes called argumentative essays because of…

Writing an Expository Essay

There are three main types of expository essays: scholarly writing used mainly for academic purposes, which describes or examines a process in a comprehensive way;…

Writing a Critical Essay

A critical essay provides interpretation and analysis of a set text, piece of music, a painting, or play. It must be written with an academic purpose; it…

Writing a Descriptive Essay

A descriptive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a detailed description of a person, building, place, situation, notion, etc. The…

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