was a true Renaissance man -- statesman, writer, and philosopher of science. He is considered the first major English . Professor Brian Vickers has pointed out that Bacon could "vary the tempo of argument in order to highlight important aspects." In the essay "Of Youth and Age," Vickers notes in the introduction to the Oxford World's Classics 1999 edition of "The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral" that Bacon "uses a most effective variation in tempo, now slowing down, now speeding up, together with , in order to characterize the two opposed stages of life."
The purpose of the high school seniors English essay contest is to promote effective writing by, about, and/or for queer youth. The theme of the 2017–18 competition is pink ink ("We write not only about different things; we also write differently"—Brecht).