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ENG 130: Literature and Comp

Literary Response for Point of View as a Device

Essay for Eng130: Point of View/Perspective

This assignment focuses on your ability to: Analyze different perspectives and points of view
within a piece of literature; create a new experience for the reader through the design of an additional
scene.

The purpose of completing this assignment is: as a student, a career professional, and an
individual, the skill of evaluating another point of view and bringing different perspectives to the
conversation will make you stand out amongst your peers. It’s important in any facet of your life to
see the whole picture!

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Prompt (what are you writing about?):
Choose any of the literature that you have read in this course and respond to the following
prompt:

In 2 pages or more, write an alternate part of the story from a different character’s
perspective (example: write from one of the villagers in “The Lottery”, or perhaps
from the perspective of Tom Robinson as he awaits trial).

Note: Take a moment to email your instructor with your creative plan so that you know you
are on the right track.

Instructions (how to get it done):

• Choose any of the short stories or plays you have read in this course.

• Write a 2 or more-page response in which you write an alternate part of the story from
a different character’s perspective or a character’s different point of view.

• Your audience for this response will be people who have read the stories.

Requirements:

• Your response should be a minimum of 2 pages.

• Your response should have a properly APA formatted title page.

• It should also be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, in 12 point font and
with 1 inch margins.

• You should have a reference page that includes the piece of literature you chose.

• Please be cautious about plagiarism.

Sources: All of the short stories and plays you have read so far in this course.

Be sure to read before you write, and again after you write.

Rubric for Point of View 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. Use of
different
perspective is
underdeveloped.

Writing is
effective. Use of
different
perspective is
basic and
requires more
creativity.

Writing contains
related, quality
paragraphs. Use
of different
perspective is
effective

Writing is
purposeful and
focused. Use of
different
perspective is
highly effective
and thought
provoking.

Vocabulary/
Word Choice

Word choice is
weak.
Language and
phrasing is
inappropriate,
repetitive or lacks
meaning.
Dialogue, if used,
sounds forced.

Word choice is
limited.
Language and
phrasing lack
inspiration.
Dialogue, if used,
is limited.

Word choice
attempts to
create a picture in
the reader’s
mind.
Thoughtful
language evokes
some meaning
within the piece.
Dialogue, is used,
is adequately
placed.

Lively word
choice adds to
the meaning of
the piece.
Some colorful
language and
unusual phrasing
encourage
reflection.
Dialogue, if used,
sounds
Appropriate.

Powerful word
choice enhances
meaning.
Original phrasing
and memorable
language
prompts reflective
thoughts and
insights.
Dialogue, if used,
sounds natural.

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
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.

*A zero can be earned if the above criteria are not met. *Plagiarism will result in a zero.

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