What exactly is a polemic essay and how do I begin it?

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polemic (pronounced /pəˈlɛmɪk/ ) is an argument or controversy made against one opinion, doctrine, or system, in support of another, or a person who engages in such disputes. A polemic usually addresses serious matters of religious, philosophical, political, or scientificimportance. A polemic is often written specifically to dispute or refute a position or theory that is widely...

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