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Essay. What is it?

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An essay is a creative written piece in which the author uses different styles such as diction, tone, pathos, ethos or logos to communicate a message to the reader using either a personal experience, filled with morals and parables, or a informative text filled with educational terms. Educational terms could mean the usage of complicated and elevated words or simply information you would get in schools. Some authors, such as Cynthia Ozick, claim that an essay has no educational, polemical, or socio-political use. Others, such as Kathleen Norris, contend that an essay is like story-telling, and that the writer attempts to breathe life into the words on a page. “Breathing life” into the words on a page means that the essay is so personal and so intimate, that the reader feels like the writer is telling him a story personally, face to face. Additionally, other authors such as Susan Orlean, claim that essays are like conversations, and they should have the attitude that any conversation …

History essay

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History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation" is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about these events. The term includes cosmic, geologic, and organic history, but is often generically implied to mean human history. Scholars who write about history are called historians. History can also refer to the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyse a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them. Historians sometimes debate the nature of history and its usefulness by discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing "perspective" on the problems of the present.

 Stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources (such as the tales surrounding King Arthur) are usually classified as cultural …

Philosophy essay

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Socrates (c.470-399 B.C) he was 70 years old when he died, his father was Sophroniscus, a sculptor, his mother Phaenarete, was a midwife. Socrates was likely a stonemason and a sculptor before turning to philosophy. He was a soldier during the Peloponnesian War. He has walked barefoot across ice, meditated standing up for thirty-six hours. He had the ability to ignore physical discomfort in order to achieve some greater mental or spiritual objective.The oracle at Delphi began his philosophical mission. He went to disprove the oracle and questioned citizens for knowledge but found they had none. He said “Real wisdom is the property of God, and this oracle is his way of telling us that human wisdom has little or no value.” Socrates unlike others had no knowledge and knew it when others thought they had knowledge but did not. To be aware of one’s own ignorance is true wisdom. 
 The most important philosopher in the history of western thought. He raised philosophical questions about virtu…