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ENG 130: Literature and Comp

Descriptive Imagery Response

Eng 130: Descriptive Writing

This assignment focuses on your ability to: research academic and reliable sources; translate the

information from those sources into a cohesive piece of writing; respond creatively to artwork.

The purpose of completing this assignment is: as a student and a career professional, and individual, you

will often be required to research information that will further a school assignment, a work-related project, or a

personal endeavor. Also, you might be asked to translate research into a written or oral presentation that you

can share with coworkers and peers in a way that will describe, persuade, or evoke emotion. This assignment

has all of these skills!

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Prompt (What are you writing about?):

Find a famous work of art or famous photograph and complete the following:

1. Include a pasted picture of your painting or photograph.

2. Research the artist and the painting/photograph and write a history in your own words. You must use

in text citations for your newly researched information. You should have at least one academic

research source.

3. Create an original Response Poem that uses imagery to describe the artwork and your reaction to it.

Instructions (how to get it done):

• Cut and paste a picture of a famous work of art.

• Research and write a history of the piece of art and the artist.

Note: Be very careful about plagiarism. The purpose of this section is for you to research the

work of art and the artist, put the summary of history and life into your own words, and then

provide in text citations for the researched information.

• Create a descriptive poem that uses imagery words to provide a visual description of your chosen

artwork and your reaction to it.

Note: Your poem needs to be at least 14 lines. Remember in writing poetry, that not all poems

need to rhyme. The important skill here is to use imagery descriptions to describe the artwork

and the author.

Requirements:

• Length and format: 2-3 pages (not including the pasted picture).

• The title page and reference page are also required, but they should not be factored into the 2-3 page

length of the essay.

• Research section should be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, in 12 point font and with 1

inch margins. Essay should conform to APA formatting and citation style. Please refer to the APA 7th

edition module with any questions.

• Use APA format for in-text citations and references when using outside sources.

• Please be cautious about plagiarism. Make sure to use in-text citations for direct quotes,

paraphrases, and new information.

Rubric for Descriptive Writing Literary Response

Does Not Meet
Expectations

0-11

Below
Expectations

12-13

Needs
Improvement

14-15

Satisfactory

16-17

Meets
Expectations

18-20

Content

Writing is
disorganized or
not clearly
defined and/or
shows a
misunderstanding
of the task.

Writing is
minimally
organized.
Narrative is
underdeveloped.

Writing is
effective.
Narrative is basic.

Writing contains
related, quality
paragraphs.
Thought
provoking
narrative.

Writing is
purposeful and
focused.
Narrative goes
beyond the
obvious and
basic.

Integration of
Research

Does not include
researched
evidence and/or
text support is not
cited.

Minimal
researched
evidence is used
and/or has many
errors in citation
formatting.

Researched
evidence is used
from one outside
non-academic
source and/or
citation formatting
has some errors.

Researched
evidence is used
from one outside
source and/or
citation formatting
has some errors.

Researched
evidence is
insightfully
integrated from at
least one outside
source AND is
properly cited.

Response Poem The student does
not include a
poem or the
poem is
plagiarized.

The student
creates an
awkward poem
that does not
meet the criteria.

The student
attempts a poem
that is lacking in
response
imagery or is not
14 lines.

The student
creates a 14 line
poem that has
some imagery
and is somewhat
in response to the
art.

The student
creates a
thoughtful poem
that is a direct
response to the
art, is filled with
imagery, and is at
least 14 lines.

Grammar and
Mechanics

Grammar and
mechanics’ errors
make the essay
incomprehensible

Grammar,
spelling,
punctuation, and
mechanics errors
occur throughout
document.

Several errors in
grammar,
punctuation,
spelling and
mechanics
present.

Some spelling,
grammar,
punctuation and
mechanical errors
are evident.

Free of
punctuation,
spelling,
grammar, and
other mechanical
errors.

APA
Format

APA format not
used.

Errors in four
areas of APA
format and style.

Errors in three
areas of APA
format and style.

Errors in two
areas of APA
format and style.

No errors in APA
format and style.