There are several ways to end an essay, for instance, if you’ve written about a journey then finish the journey. Restating the facts in a simpler, more emotional form is another technique that will capture the attention of the reader and leave them thinking. With longer essays, summarize it in a few short sentences at the end to restate your point. The use of irony, if the essay lends itself to it, is also a good way to end an essay. All in all, end the essay on the same note you began it, just like the way music begins and ends.