Personal Essay Essays


Personal Essay and How to Write One Quickly

What is a personal essay The personal essay is, for many students, the easiest type of essay that they will be asked to write in their academic careers.  Drawing on personal experiences, and usually written in the first-person perspective, personal essays are more similar to our daily writing than many other essay or term paper Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace

and set his/her mind to working. I plan to use the same descriptive writing pattern in my personal essay by using this descriptive questioning technique to connect with my reader in an abstract personal way -- so that we can literally reach across space and time to touch on something that, while personal to me, actually has universal applications or qualities that everyone should be able to recognize and identify. To support this method, I will employ Wallace's use of alliteration, consonance and assonance, as these are descriptive tools that help create an atmospheric condition (the right kind of atmospheric… Continue Reading...

Eason Jordan Op-ed on Iraq for Cnn

this piece in paragraphs, it looked more like a personal essay than an article. He kept it in the first person and included an introduction and conclusion, noting how he felt about having to hide these stories from the public. Although some of it makes it seem like a letter, the structure, and the transitions in-between paragraphs clearly denotes an essay. Some of it was written in defense of his actions, and then in the end he expressed remorse for having to keep it all inside. However, the overall tone, was to show why he did what he did… Continue Reading...

I Want a Wife by Judy Brady Journal

a traditional essay. Using first person and a satirical approach will allow me to accomplish a similar goal in my personal essay. I can use satire combined with first person to avoid talking too much about myself and focusing instead on the social commentary. For instance, by talking about why she wants a wife, the author is able to show how the patriarchal standards of marriage have led to a woman being in a position of domestic servitude. Instead of using a more direct argumentative style, which might cause her audience to become defensive, the author shows how the male… Continue Reading...