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What is an essay? For our purposes, an essay can be described as apaper written in paragraphs that has an introduction, a middle, and a conclusion, and attempts to answer a question or a few related questions by developing an argument or thesis through reasoning and the use of evidence, especially appropriate examples from the particular text(s) that your argument involves.

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