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Essays (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Essays
Used for/see from:
  • Essayettes
See also:

Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 30, 2014 (Essays. BT Literary forms (Gathering term; do not assign))

Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 30, 2014 (essay: A short literary composition written in expository prose addressed to the general reader, usually dealing thoughtfully and in some depth with a single theme, seen from the personal point of view of the essayist who does not necessarily attempt the systematic or comprehensive analysis one would expect in a dissertation or treatise. There are no limitations on style or content--essays can be formal or informal, descriptive, narrative, persuasive, humorous, satirical, historical, biographical, autobiographical, or critical.)

Görlach, M. An alphabetical list of English text types, in Text types and the history of English, c2004: p. 42 (essay: short prose composition; first draft; essayette: short essay)