An Essay - a kind of written school work - an account of your thoughts, knowledge on a given topic.
Composition of an essay
The absence in the composition of one of the elements of the composition is regarded as an error and is taken into account when making an assessment. The composition of the composition must be thought-out and clear. All the main thoughts in the work must be carefully justified, analyzing the text of literary works.
INTRODUCTION - introduces the topic, gives preliminary, general information about the problem that is behind the proposed topic.
In the introduction can:
answer the question on the topic
submitted your opinion, if the title of the topic is a reference to the opinion of the applicant ("as you understand the meaning of the name ...")
a fact from the author's biography or a historical period characterized if this information is important for the subsequent analysis of the text
formulated your understanding of literary terms, if they are used in the title of the topic ("the theme of fate ...", "the image of the hero ...")
An essay - is the knowledge of text, thought and literacy.