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Which type of essay does not require that you examine and analyze secondary source documents? The answer to this question is simple - thematic essay.
A thematic essay does not require that the writer examine secondary sources of information. A thematic essay is one where the writer develops a specific theme using literary devices. Literary devices are techniques and tools of language available to writers so that they can explain certain things. These include among many others, allusion, epigraph, euphemism, imagery, diction, personification, metaphors and similes. Although there are hundreds of them, these are the most common ones.
Because a thematic essay is centered on a writer’s point of view, it is usually fiction although there are cases of nonfiction thematic essays. This means that writers are not necessarily required to analyze secondary documents such as publications and books. They can base their whole essay on primary sources of information such as word of mouth, diaries, pictures and such other sources that may not be very easy to verify.
When a writer is working on a thematic essay, they come up with a theme, which refers to a moral of an essay or story. Sometimes the moral of the story is clearly indicated and sometimes readers are left to deduce it themselves. This means that the essay will be subject to interpretation and can therefore not have one specific theme that is universally accepted by everyone. The readers might even deduce a different moral from what the writer had in mind when writing. These types of essays only require writers to use information from primary sources, meaning that they cannot be easily traced back, even if they are factual.