how to started the beginning of an essay ?

how to started the beginning of an essay ?
it’s about Romanticism, im writing about edger allan poe, herman Melville,and nathaniel Hawthorne.

As you should know, the format of an essay is a lot like an hourglass. Start with a broad statement and move into a very specific thesis statement. Next, list your points and proofs, then conclude by starting with a restatement of your thesis and moving into a more broad conclusion statement.

A good way to start a comparative essay is to make a statement that speaks generally about your topic. In this case, say something about romanticism. I suggest defining the term first, and then getting into why all three writers are categorized as such. End with a specific thesis, which will be the focus of the rest of the essay.