In conclusion, these two things you asked me to compare and contrast do the same thing but in two very different ways.
Only time will tell whether this principle that has been true for thousands of years continues being true.
Indeed, the very act of writing the novel/poem/play somehow mirrors what the novel/poem/play is about.
Indeed, the very act of reading the novel/poem/play somehow mirrors what the novel/poem/play is about.
In the end, I believe this historically genius thinker was correct in his/her historically genius thinking. Go figure.
In closing, I have argued both that this statement is true and that, in another way, it is false, because it is obviously a reductive all-or-nothing statement on a complex issue meant to provoke discussion, and hopefully I've shown you that I did enough of the reading about the topic to shit out this essay without having to take a bold stance in either direction.
In sum, [copy-and-pasted essay prompt, barely modified so that it is in the form of a declarative statement.]