An essay is simply a type of written discourse on some topic of interest; it is meant to communicate author’s point of view regarding a certain topic, its varying aspects, historical context, foreign references and influence leading to logical conclusion rooted in evidence based arguments. However, essays may also be wisdom rich master-pieces shedding light on such topics.
There have been several type of essayists and essays e.g. subjective, objective, historical, contextual, social, educational, philosophical etc. Every essayist would tend to focus on the modes and intended outcomes. Some essays are just personal thoughts of their authors shedding light on certain aspects or areas.
Essays, of antiquity, contained pieces of advice primarily; we may quote both Sir Francis Bacon as well as Sheikh Saadi in this regard.
We have collected original text and review of some essays on this website. However, creative writing and essay writing is covered in another segment of our website called Essay Writing.