Then, in reading your essay, readers will say, "Wow! I better go read that novel." There will be occasions when you are forced to use the specialized vocabulary that people who really like this kind of art are used to using.
Reading the CD booklets of jazz albums is sometimes like reading a foreign language if you're not hip. If it is written well, your reader will go along with you.
Second, as the "Suggestions" (hyperlinked above) notes, don't re-tell the story.
Only a sentence or two is enough to recap the story of an entire novel.
If you do that well, your readers will be convinced of the work's beauty without your saying that it's beautiful.
An occasional, off-handed "beautiful" or "exciting" is all right; just don't expect your readers to be convinced unless you make them feel that beauty or excitement.
The essay is called "'The Yellow Wall-Paper': A Twist on Conventional Symbols." It was written by Liselle Sant, a student in Smith College's Connections Program (1995) and is used in conjunction with the Connections Web site with Ms. For other examples of evaluative essays, we provide a hyperlink here to Capital Community College's Archive of Sample Students' Essays. (There are also some good book reviews listed under History.) The beginning (actually, three full paragraphs) of another evaluative essay (on a painting by Bruegel) is available in the Guide, in the section called "Writing With a Sense of Purpose." Here, also, are some hyperlinks to online journals where you can read evaluative essays by professional writers.
Remember that these are professionals and they are probably able to make connections to social concerns and make artistic representations and generalizations that you're not ready to make (or shouldn't make).
Our waitress was Lacey…""After reading the reviews on here I had to check it out and make sure that my beloved "go to" "fast food" place was as bad as its been discredited to be.
Introduction: Over the past few years as far back as I can remember, I have always liked going out to eat.