I’ve never thought about the essay in terms of a ‘three act’ structure relating to like a performance! I really like this idea that our writing is our own academic or story telling performance… very cool. My favorite resource for writing at the moment is , its where you are prompted with random words and you make a similie out of it, as creative as possible! This idea of stretching our styles, and weaving some creativity even in essay resonates with me, and now I’m playing with using more similies in my essay to see how it can work!
As Doyle grew more experienced, he evidently grew a bit more sophisticated, for the later stories often strive to capture interest by tantalizing the reader. For example, "The Adventure of the Cardboard Box" opens with the assertion that we are about to read "a strange, though peculiarly terrible chain of events" (Castle edition 188). In the first paragraph of "The Adventure of the 'Gloria Scott' it is Holmes himself declaring the adventure to be an "extraordinary case" (223), commenting tantalizingly about a paper in his hand that "this is the message which struck Justice of the Peace Trevor dead with horror when he read it" (223). --and so on.