Bacon's Prose Style

BACON AS AN ESSAYIST

What is an essay? The literary essay is indefinable as a spring day in the wood, but it does suggest some qualities of an essay like the day itself. The root meaning of the term, essay is an attempt or trial. Dr. Johnson defined an essay as “a loose sally of the mind, an irregular Read More

Bacon's Prose Style

Bacon’s prose style.

Answer: Francis Bacon is generally recognized as the first great writer of English philosophy although he had no great respect for the English language. It is a known fact that Bacon is influenced by Montaigne. Bacon’s style is most remarkable for its terseness. Bacon displays a great talent for condensation. Every sentence in his essays Read More