Writers Essay Examples and Topics

Frank Conroy’s Memoir: Life Experiments

The life events and situations which can be discussed by some persons as minor or insignificant often influence the people’s life more obviously than any other important and serious event because minor details can provoke people’s thinking of their life, personality, intentions, goals, and visions of the world. Frank Conroy’s memoir Stop-Time (1967) includes a […]

Ernest Hemingway

Introduction Ernest Miller Hemingway believed that the mind was deceptive; consequently, he depended on his senses to express himself. This perspective was always evident in his work, and that was why people thought it was pure and fresh. The uniqueness of his writing may be attributed to his detailed creative regimen. The creative process in […]

Langston Hughes Biography

Langston Hughes was a human rights activist and a playwright who constantly led the revolution change against the segregation of the Negro in America. He is considered one of the most influential agitators for change in the social order in the history of activism in America. The poem highlights the plight of the Negro in […]

Tough Choices: A Memoir

Craly Fiorina is one of the most celebrated women in the world. She strived tactically to achieve her business and political objectives. Notably, she vied for Californian Senate seat with a Republican ticket in 2009. Additionally, she was the CEO of Hewlett-Packard (1999-2005), AT&T, and HP. She has also been a member of the Board […]

The Effect of Shakespeare on the English Language Today

Introduction Shakespeare’s works had a massive impact on the development of modern English language. From his plays and poems, Shakespeare heavily impacted on the English language from various fronts. According to Adamson (98), English language was gaining a lot of popularity during Shakespeare’s time. According to this scholar, Shakespeare is remembered for the impact he […]

Harlem Renaissance Poets

Claude McKay’s poem, “If we Must Die” talks about tensions between African Americans and Whites and paints a gloomy outlook about the future of race relations in the U.S. The poet is incensed by the restrictions that make it difficult for African Americans to live free, in a country that they call home. It must […]

Hurt Hawks – Robinson Jeffers and The Fish – Elizabeth Bishop

Robinson Jeffers and Elizabeth Bishop were great and renowned American poets. Robinson was widely known for his narrative style of poetry with most of his poems centred on humanism. He greatly criticized human beings for being over-concerned with their own welfare at the expense of other creatures. On the other hand, apart from poetry Bishop […]

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Introduction Domingo Faustino Sarmiento is a key figure in the history of Latin-American literature. Apart from his contribution to literature, Sarmiento is also a key figure in the social and political history of Argentina. In the nineteenth century, Sarmiento took up several political roles in his country and eventually became Argentina’s president in 1865. Some […]

Memoirs Of A Sleep-Walker

The paper traces the meanings of associated with the word savage by analyzing the book by Edgar Huntly, Memoirs Of A Sleep-Walker by Brown. The paper recognizes that the different nuances of the word savage have been brought into use to justify the attitude in colonialism. In this paper Conrad’s work the Heart of Darkness […]

Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz

Juana Ines de la Cruz is a well known literary figure in Mexico. She was a Mexican nun, a self-taught scholar, a child prodigy, a proto feminist and one of the most remarkable poets of the colonial times in Spanish America. In Octavio Paz’s biography she is rated among the five best lyric poem writers […]

Kate Chopin’s Novel The Awakening

Katherine O’ Flaherty was born on 8th February 1850 to her parents Thomas O’ Flaherty her father and mother Eliza. Her father was an Irish immigrant and her mother was of French descent. She had many female counsellors ever since she was a small girl. This is shown mainly through the tough autonomous widows in […]

Edward William Lane’s Views on the Orients

Introduction Edward William Lane was born on September 1801 in Hereford, England. He was a British national popularly known for his massive contribution in the research about the people of ancient Near East. He was an excellent lexicographer and a translator. Lane’s father, Dr. Theusand Lane, died when Edward Lane was still a young boy. […]

Langston Hughes

Introduction Langston Hughes is an African- American writer who lived in the early years of the twentieth century. He had a difficult childhood that was marked by a divorce between his parents. Langston stayed with his mother who was very poor after the divorce with her husband. This has greatly influenced Langston’s further life. He […]

Naguib Mahfouz Biography and his role in Arabic Literature

Biography of Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz was born on the eleventh day of December 1911 in Cairo, Egypt to middle class parents. He grew up in Gamaliya district and this provided him with rich content that saw the writing of Cairo Trilogy. With time, his family migrated to Abbasiya suburb which was a little bit […]

A Lifelong Experiment: What Made E. E. Cummings Creative

A Letter Proposing the Topic One of the most mysterious and by far the most original writers of the century, E. E. Cummings has become a symbol of creativity in writing. With the incredible length that he would go to to express the slightest change in his characters’ emotions, E. E. Cummings can be considered […]

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer, the father of English poetry, was the first who started writing in English, not in Latin, as writers and poets used to. No one knows for sure how he spent his early years of life as well as no one knows where he was after 1400. This year is considered as the date […]

Empowerment of print

Introduction A deeper understanding of written and print media of communication can help understand its impact on the modern world. For instance, the growth of the human species does not develop naturally. It is achieved through the technology of writing that this transformation is attained. This paper looks into the aspect of empowerment of print. […]

Writing and Media

Writing is the act of organizing one’s thoughts on a paper or any other object. It is one of the biggest inventions of humanity dating back thousands of years. It has revolutionized the world in an uncountable number of ways. Since the days the writing was discovered, the man’s way of thinking has changed due […]

Margaret Atwood

Introduction A poet is a person who has a poetic imagination, thought, eloquence expression and creation. On the other hand, poetry is an imaginative awareness expressed by means of sounds, rhythmic language, and meaning with an aim of evoking emotional response. “Poetical” is the exhibition of rhythmical or imaginative quality by mean of poetry, while […]

The life of Robert Frost

Robert Frost, a prominent American poet, stands out as one of the pioneers and contributors in the art of poetry. In his poems he uses the New England characters, expressions, and even setting to send out his message through the art. Robert Frost “was born on 26 March 1874 in San Francisco California” (William, 2001). […]

Sappho as an agent of change

Introduction In the Greek history includes major contributions of change through art. Poetry made a major contribution to change. Among the poets who made change through poetry is Sappho. An examination of Sappho’s life as a poet shows her contribution to change. This essay will give a biography of Sappho and explain how and why […]

William Shakespeare

Historical background William Shakespeare is perhaps one of the well-known poets and playwrights. Although it seems not well known when he began his writing career, Greenblatt reports the staging of his plays in 1592 in London (12). He was born of a staunch Roman Catholic family with his parents living in the times of conflicting […]

Out of Africa and Shadows in the Grass

Thesis As a foreigner living in Africa, the author of Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass supports the colonial system that was imposed by the British colonial in British East Africa now know as Kenya. The author, Isak Dinesen and other European settlers moved to Africa to look for a new and better […]

Kate DiCamillo’ Biography and Books

Introduction Kate DiCamillo is a renowned American writer for children’s literature. She has climbed the ladder in this field and has found her way to the New York Times bestsellers’ list. She has received numerous awards in line with her work. A good example was the Newbery Honor. She works in a bookstore and writing […]

Henry David Thoreau

Introduction Henry David Thoreau was born in the year 1817 in Concord Massachusetts where he grew up. He graduated from Harvard University in 1837. Between 1835 and 1836, he was a teacher in Canton a school in Massachusetts. He contracted tuberculosis in 1835 and which finally caused his death in 1862. David’s writings have contributed […]

“Why I Went to the Woods” Summary & Analysis [Essay]

Background “Why I Went to the Woods” was written by Henry David Thoreau as a part of the book “Walden” and was inspired by an ‘experiment’ in which he constructed a small house in the woods near his residence in Massachusetts. He stayed in the little house for two years, two days, and two months, […]

Oscar Wilde Biography

Oscar Wilde was born on 16 October 1854, in Dublin, Ireland, and he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and Magdalen College, Oxford. After completing school, he continued writing various publications and he became a prominent writer, poet, and aesthete in Ireland. During the late nineteenth century, His writing genius made him to become one […]

Charles John Huffam Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens was a male English novelist during the Victorian era whose poetic, comic and florid literature remains iconic up to date. He was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, Hampshire by Elizabeth nee Barrow and John Dickens. His father was a Navy Pay Office clerk that educated Charles at William Gile’s […]