Posted: August 1st, 2022
Unit 3: Descriptive Imagery Literary Response Submission Link
ENG 130Descriptive Writing Assignment ENG 130
In this literary response, you will find a famous work of art, write a well-informed history write up of the artist and the artwork, and create a Descriptive Poem that uses imagery to describe the artwork and your reaction to it.
This assignment focuses on your ability to: search 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 look up information that will further a school assignment, a work-related project, or a personal endeavor. Also, you might be asked to translate work 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! Please be sure to read the assignment page and rubric for complete criteria and requirements.
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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!
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
3. Create an original Response Poem that uses imagery to describe the
artwork and your reaction to it.
• 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.
• 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.
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Rubric for Descriptive Writing Literary Response
Does Not Meet
Writing is not Writing is minimally Writing is Writing is Writing is
organized to organized to somewhat well mostly well very well organized
Organization present clear and present clear and organized to organized to to present clear and
fluid ideas. fluid ideas. present clear and present clear and fluid ideas.
fluid ideas. fluid ideas.
Integration of Does not include Minimal researched Researched Researched Researched
Research researched evidence is used evidence is used evidence is used evidence is
evidence and/or text and/or has many from one outside from one outside insightfully
support is not cited. errors in citation non-academic source and/or integrated from at
formatting. source and/or citation formatting least one outside
citation formatting has some errors. source AND is
has some errors. properly cited.
Response Poem The student does The student creates The student The student creates The student creates
not include a poem an awkward poem attempts a poem a 14 line poem that a thoughtful poem
or the poem is that does not meet that is lacking in has some imagery that is a direct
plagiarized. the criteria. response imagery and is somewhat in response to the art,
or is not 14 lines. response to the art. is filled with
imagery, and is at
least 14 lines.
Grammar and Grammar and Grammar, spelling, Several errors in Some spelling, Free of punctuation,
Mechanics mechanics’ errors punctuation, and grammar, grammar, spelling, grammar,
make the essay mechanics errors punctuation, punctuation and and
incomprehensible occur throughout spelling and mechanical errors other mechanical
document. mechanics present. are evident. errors.
APA format not
Errors in four areas
of APA format and
Errors in three
areas of APA format
Errors in two areas
of APA format and
No errors in APA
format and style.
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