ENG 130: Literature and Comp
Descriptive Imagery Response
Eng 130: Essay for ENG 130: Descriptive Writing
Sources: “Poetry Sampler: Poetry and Art” pages PS-1 through PS-7
Prompt (What are you writing about?):
Find a famous work of art. Write a researched history of the artist and the artwork and create a
Descriptive 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.
 Using the poems in the “Poetry Sampler” section as examples, 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. Can use
creative style in poetry section.
 Please use the above sources and any outside sources you need to create a properlyformatted APA reference page.
 Use APA format for in-text citations and references when using outside sources and textual
evidence.
 Skills to be assessed with this assignment: Synthesizing research and text; using APA format
for in text citation and reference page citations; using imagery and description to evoke
emotion; describe and persuade, responding to literature.
 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.
Vocabulary/
Word Choice
Word choice is
weak.
Language and
phrasing is
inappropriate,
repetitive or lacks
meaning.
Word choice is
limited.
Language and
phrasing lack
inspiration.
Word choice
attempts to
create a picture in
the reader’s
mind.
Thoughtful
language evokes
some meaning
within the piece.
Lively word
choice adds to
the meaning of
the piece.
Some colorful
language and
unusual phrasing
encourage
reflection.
.
Powerful word
choice enhances
meaning.
Original phrasing
and memorable
language
prompts reflective
thoughts and
insights.
Voice Writer’s
personality is not
evident.
Connection to
audience and
purpose is
lacking.
Writing evokes
Minimal emotion
in the reader.
Writer’s
personality is
undefined; writing
is cautious.
Connection to
audience and
purpose is
limited.
Writing evokes
limited emotion
in the reader
Writer’s
personality is
limited;
confidence and
feeling fade in
and out.
Connection to
audience and
purpose is
adequate. The
writing evokes
adequate
emotion in the
reader.
Writer’s
personality pokes
through;
confidence and
feeling are basic.
Connection to
audience and
purpose is
appropriate.
The writing
evokes consistent
emotion in the
reader
The writer’s
personality is
expressed;
confidence and
feeling are
apparent.
Connection to
audience and
purpose is
excellent.
Writing evokes
strong emotion in
the reader.
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 Formatting APA format not
used.
Errors in four of
the following
areas:
Title page, 1 inch
margins, Times
New Roman 12
font, double
spacing.
Errors in three of
the following
areas:
Title page, 1 inch
margins, Times
New Roman 12
font, double
spacing.
Errors in two of
the following
areas:
Title page, 1 inch
margins, Times
New Roman 12
font, double
spacing.
No errors in the
areas of:
Title page,1 inch
margins, Times
New Roman 12
font, double
spacing.

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