|An essay is much like the traditional talking circle of the Navajo, but with only one speaker. |
An essay doesn't have to prove anything, it doesn't even have to be new; it does have to be honest.
The object of an essay is to share, to share thought, feelings, observations with the reader. Essays as a genre have been with us for nearly 2 centuries.
The essays of Francis Bacon are probably the most famous historic examples we have. But, it was Ralph Waldo Emerson who perfected the elastic form and gave it life.
Look at the bottom of the page for an index of the essays you can find in this section.
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When I came home from my tour of duty in Korea we sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge in the USS General William S. Mitchell. There weren't any trumpets ringing in the air, but my heart was singing glad, about to burst. As I looked forward to seeing again all the places and people I loved -- I knew what my country meant to me, home, a nation I was willing to defend with my very life if necessary and more importantly, a nation I was eager to help build up even better than I found it.
Just seeing a picture of the Golden Gate Bridge brings that salt-sea stained moment back with all its force. I pray that I never forget, that so long as I live the United States of America will remain independent and free, a giant among nations raised up by God's Almighty hand to be an ensign of freedom for all nations. Lin Stone.
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And then, we have these essays in the GENERAL ESSAYS category
Moonbeams are the original fuzzy kind of logic. If you've ever seen a tree turn into a gnome, or remember your first kiss upon the sweet silver grass, you won't want to miss this nostalgic essay of a way of life that maybe only seemed to be.
The Trip To The Moon Hoax We never went there, and I can prove it with a little egg.
Friendship, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. A ruddy drop of manly blood The surging sea outweighs, The world uncertain comes and goes, The lover rooted stays. I fancied he was fled, And, after many a year, Glowed unexhausted kindliness Like daily sunrise there. My careful heart was free again, -- O friend, my bosom said, Through thee alone the sky is arched, Through thee the rose is red, All things through thee take nobler form, And look beyond the earth, And is the mill-round of our fate A sun-path in thy worth. Me too thy nobleness has taught To master my despair; The fountains of my hidden life Are through thy friendship fair.
A Break From Boredom -- by Lance Nalley
The Moon on Six Pence Uncle Bob was an unforgettable character who traveled the world on bargain rates and golden smiles!
The Almost Good Housekeeping monograph is a good excuse for the harried homemaker to put off until tomorrow all those burdens of yesteryear, and quit trying so hard.
Sex before the Sax: The first thing I learned about Lois was she had a label for being froward. Kids at school said she had had sex with Alfred. Not long after I arrived, another boy came forward to admit he had made a score at her door.
God Does Not Fit -- by Lance Nalley
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