Papers, Essays, Compositions.
LONGMAN DICTIONARY OF (BRITISH) ENGLISH.
DEFINITIONS OF ESSAY, COMPOSITION, PAPER.
ESSAY: A short piece of writing on a particulat subject done as an educational exercise.
COMPOSITION: The act of composing music, art, poetry, stories, tales, etc. The arrangement of the various parts from which something is made up.
PAPER: An Examination Paper or a piece of writing for specialists used in a particular subject.
A paper is usually much longer than an essay. An essay is usually longer than a composition.
In American English, paper is a general word used in writing exercises and tests at School or College. In British English, each word has got a different meaning.
I used to travel a great deal in my lifetime. Since I've grown older things changed, and I had to slow down indeed.
I studied English overseas. I also went to College overseas many years ago...
That part of the world had a strong British influence back then. So, we studied the British version of English which was a bit different in some ways from the American English. It was certainly harder and confusing for me, because I spoke American English. But, I had to learn it if I wanted to teach. Teaching English to foreign learners overseas was my bread and butter for many years in the past. My dear parents departed to Heaven, and I had no siblings. I was completely on my own, and I had my child to support. My child's father was gone into his own private selfish and corrupted life. I had to run away with my child in order to survive and help my baby. I make plans to write the story of my life, one day in the future, if that is God's will...
There were many types of essay writing when I was learning at the Teacher's Training College, and it was indeed, difficult and confusing for the student.
Not long ago, my online friend told me that her grandson got an assignment to write a paper about "FREEDOM." Well, talking about that from my old school days, I would say that sort of topic would be classified under an ABSTRACT - REFLECTIVE ESSAY.
I shall deal with these issues in another post later on.
Anyway, I would start writing about freedom with a strong introductory line saying the following message to the readers: "Freedom is a virtuous essence or an abstract quality, substantially the common good and the inner nature to all living species."
At times, I like to start writing my composition with striking first lines, which can impress the readers a great deal. So, I often use English Provers.
For example: "True love never grows old."
"To be beloved is above all bargains."
"Actions speak louder than words."
"Don't quarrel with your bread and butter!!"
"All that glitters is not gold."
"The best of friends must part."
"All good things come to an end sooner or later."
When I was attending College, one of the hardest things for me to learn was to recite poems and many passages by heart, needless to say to become fully acquainted with them before they could be properly assimilated in my brain.
The emphasis lie down in the literature analysis of the piece of art, including simile, metaphor, personification of characters, alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, assonance, rhythm and rhymes, metrics, English iambic pentameters, and so on...
One stanza that I may recall from Poet Keats' "Ode to Autumn" says:
"Where are the songs of Spring? Where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, born aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies."
Well, that is enough about that. About my poems, they are really simple ones that could reach people's hearts, which is my final goal.
I use FREE VERSE STYLE.
Now, I share one stanza that I wrote a while ago -as an example from my old rhyming poem with a message embedded there...
"If I weep in the darkest night,
Would you wipe my tears away?
If I laugh in a broad day light,
Would you laugh with me in the same way?..."
Author: Poet Starry Dawn.
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