Pile of Books

Last time we have discussed the connection between creative writing and literature, and this time we will show you through the process of writing a paper about modern literature. An essay is probably one of the most popular and mysterious genres that you could ever encounter in the literature. We are told that it is “the free flow of ideas,” that everyone will be able to write an essay. Yet, it seemed we should one more time discover some of the secrets of this genre, which is not frivolous, and understand how writing about literature can be fun, easy, creative, and unique! For more information – go here!

Do a Research

What will guide you? Your job is to give the impression of a long and hard work; it should surprise with deep erudition and confound innovative thinking. Obviously, pick up some material that will help you to form a system: when this piece was written, under which circumstances, to which genre and modern flow it belongs. Analyze how the authors use the language and most important what their inspirational sources are. Many of them were inspired by the ideas of our ancestors, so you should be aware not only of the book you write about but also about stuff that is connected. For example, modern poetry is popular because its technical innovation in the mode of versification, although it seems pretty unique, authors still could learn from the poets of Lake Group or the ones, who created poems in ancient times. Modern artists basically show new, non-conventional workmanship. They purposely try to break with customary styles, improve an extensive variety of new feel. Present day writing can be comprehensively isolated into two methodologies, authenticity and radicalism, both of which can be followed back to the previous centuries. Work with theory – it really helps.

Three Whales

Three Whales

Once you have talked to yourself what exactly you would like to express, write down on paper the main directions and ideas. Choose three most successful ideas, which will be the basis of an essay. The number “3” has long been recognized as a magical, so do not ignore it. First, the skeleton and then skin. Put it all under the skin, respectively. Write 1-2 sentences on each paragraph, read slowly, and after that, you will form a snowball of thoughts. Add relevant examples and details to widen information, use artistic means. Be particular about what you write. Remember this is an essay on modern literature, use not only philosophy statements. Put some plot in it, form your ideas around how the circumstances in the book have been developed. Always connect your writing with the literature that induced you to do that.

Watch Your Style

Watch out your language and reread written text. Are you logical in your essay? Is that easy for you to manage or formulate thoughts? Whether are they attractive to the readers? Do not stick to the frivolous tone but also do not be a boring philosopher – it is not our case. Develop your own style of presentation, which will be unique to others. It is said that everything has already been discovered before us. Are you in a dead end? Not at all. There is a wise saying: so many people, so many thoughts. It is not necessary to emulate the great thinkers and try to retell their wise thoughts. It is better to take the easier topic but look at it from the angle at which it no one ever showed. Do not hang up the labels on yourself so you would immediately become Kant or Freud. Be yourself and spend time just for yourself, celebrating the uniqueness of your idea. Read other people’s works. However, when it comes to writing, there is certainly no other human in your head. Awareness should be presented of how the book is considered in a flow of others. However, be yourself. Otherwise, everything is useless.

Structure Is Everything

The absence of one of the elements in the composition is considered as a mistake and taken into account while reading. Composing such an essay must be well thought-out and organized. All the main ideas in the book should be justified and explained through the text analysis. All of the pieces must be logically and smoothly interconnected.

Start with an introduction – set the topic, giving some general information on the issue, which makes up a background of the theme you are dealing with. The introduction is basically the explanation of the topic and justification of its selection (even if you had no choice to select it). It may contain the facts from the author’s biography or historical period characterized if these details are important for the analysis of a text.

The main part of the work is an analysis of literary works from the perspective of a given theme. In the main part, retelling should be avoided. The main part has to demonstrate your knowledge of the literary material, the ability to form logical arguments and stylistically correctly express your thoughts. The main part is a test of how you have understood the given topic. While summing up, summarize all of the above, conclude the text, and once again draw attention to the most important thing. The final part should be short but organically linked to the previous statement or problem. Unfinished work is even less attractive than a half-baked cake.

Honest Title

This is perhaps one of the most important parts of your essay. Better do heading, when you end up the work after you again re-read the result and were able to define the keywords. Of course, your headline must be original and very short. The essay is a sparkling genre. Everything in it must blaze and sparkle. The reader should not be bored with you. That is why you should not write about what you do not believe. Do not focus on what is far away from you. Write only about what you are really close to, and you are interested in it. Creators! The truth is the only thing that is valued at all times. Be honest about how you feel, about your impression of a particular book, its style, and modernity. Therefore, share your experience, connect it with the plot, and always keep in mind the reason why you wrote this. We have no doubt that lies are truly an unworthy companion of a creative writer.