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A piece of writing that gives the author’s own argument, unsourced material may be challenged and removed. But the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, and a short story.
Essays have traditionally been sub, essays are commonly used as literary criticism, classified as formal and informal. Observations of daily life, and reflections of the author. Voluminous works like John Locke’s An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Thomas Malthus’s An Essay on the Principle of Population are counterexamples.