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Essay Definition

Essay Definition


Originally, the word “essay” comes from French “essayer” which means “to try”. According to Latin origin, “essay” appears from the word “exagium” and can be translated as “weighing” or “evaluating”. All this analogs describe an essay as a free form of expression, a kind of flight of imagination that one writes down, thus making a literary work. The first man who used the word “essay” for description of his work was Michael de Montaigne.