An example of a narrative essay is George Orwell's 1938 travel piece entitled "Marrakech," wherein he recounts his experiences in Morocco. A narrative essay is one in which the writer describes a personal experience as a... More »

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A personal essay is an expressive statement about an individual's thoughts and life experiences. Creative personal essays are usually open-ended and tell thematic stories that enlighten readers about the writer's charact... More »

When a person is asked to write a sample essay about himself, he should write about his strengths, weaknesses, future goals and anticipated reactions to challenges. Because these essays are often written for grades or ad... More »

Prose is a written form of language that has no defining metrical structure, which means that almost any short story, critical essay or novel serves as an example of a piece of prose. Prose is often said to be the most d... More »

The book "Animal Farm" by George Orwell is an example of an allegory. Allegories are used by poets and writers to explain abstract concepts. An allegory is often used to impart a moral, spiritual or political lesson to t... More »

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Self-Reliance" is an essay based on the combined experiences of Emerson's life, based on journals and lectures between 1832 and 1839, and it focuses on the importance of being self-sufficient. One ... More »

Reasons that George Orwell wrote "1984" include the totalitarian regimes he witnessed, the Tehran Conference in 1944 and the atmosphere in England during World War II. A letter he wrote in 1944 that describes the thesis ... More »