Two options for your second essay, one using Zadie Smith’s “Joy” for a model, and the other using E.B. White’s “This is New York” for a model:
1) Explore and define a word/concept/idea–what it means to you, what it means to others, its denotation and connotations, how it is used in the world. You may expand upon whatever you wrote about in your writing exercise, or you may tackle a new subject.
2) Describe and define a place in the world: what it feels like, the character of the people who live there, what (if any) kind of spirit or soul that place exudes.
As with the first essay, this one should be a minimum of five pages, double spaced, MLA format.