Life is founded on literature. Literature covers numerous topics from the many tragedies that afflict human life to stories of love or the constant quest for ever-lasting love. While literature takes a physical form i.e. written words, it is the vividness of people’s imaginations and their ability to understand texts – whether these are simple or complex – that brings words to life. 

Imagine thinking you have just written a good literature essay and that you have to mark this work you did by yourself. Suppose you were feeling tired after already reading around fifty English essays that same day? The fact is that readability is the key to writing a successful essay on literature. 

  • Do not just regurgitate facts, lecture or course notes, or the opinions of other people in your essays. 
  • If it is the case you would not enjoy reading your own essays, then it is unlikely that other people will.

When you are writing an essay on English literature, another crucial point to keep in your mind is the planning aspect. Do not begin writing unless you know or have some idea of what main points you will cover: 

  • Before beginning, jot down your main ideas and/or points.
  • Create a plan for the paragraphs in your essay.
  • What argument(s) will you make?
  • Try looking at the entire picture before beginning.
  • When do you intent to have written at least some part – say 300 to 500 words – by?

There are, of course, plenty English literature essay samples available if you need more ideas. In the meantime, the practical suggestions and questions above are designed to help you both write an effective essay and prevent you becoming overwhelmed in a myriad of ideas and words. Once the process is underway, it is fine to alter your argument(s) or change your direction, but it does help to begin with some idea about where you want to get to. 

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category: Literature
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category: Literature
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Oedipus Rex or Oedipus the King is a famous tragic play that was written by Sophocles. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best plays written by Sophocles, along with Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Because of the same characters and some events that resemble each other, these three tragedies are considered to be the trilogy.

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category: Literature
Isolation as the Price of Honesty

Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the short story “The Minister’s Black Veil.” In fact, this story is considered to be one of the best examples of American short fiction. The story is particularly interesting as it is developed around a single symbol. The poem “We Wear the Mask” is written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, and it is also created and evolved around a single symbol.

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category: Literature
The Issue of Inequality in the Literature

The writers reflect the problems of their times. Theodore Dreiser and Edith Wharton lived and wrote in a period of social inequality. In their novels, the writers revealed the issue of economic development, the concentration of power and wealth, and class conflicts.

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category: Literature
Book Club and Literature Analysis

Literature is a strong weapon that can change a lot in one’s thoughts and even beliefs. Throughout years, literature has played a great role in shaping the ideology and culture of different nations. In spite of the existence of television, literature still has more benefits. It describes the human being and reality.

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category: Literature
Knight-errant in Traditional Chinese Literature

The literature of every country has its own heroes. Being usually warriors or knights, these men know how to protect the innocent and dispose of the enemy. Greek heroes sought glory, Medieval knights looked for love of fair ladies, while Chinese knights-errant pursuit justice.