Descriptive Writing using a work of Art
Fern Isabel Coppedge was an exceptional landscape artist.
She lived in New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
| Select one of her works
posted on a web site or printed in a book.
Imagine yourself in the scene. Write a descriptive paragraph (essay).
Make an effort to use at least two literary devices in the description. (Literary devices include: simile, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia, and hyperbole.)What is your reaction when you look at this painting?
Review your work. "Can the reader identify which painting you are describing?" Include details that provide clues for the reader. Resources:Helper words for descriptive paragraphs. Convey a single, effective picture. A cluster or cloud diagram can aid you in brain storming ideas Use a thesaurus to embellish your writing and to extend your vocabulary.
The United States of Art - Explore examples of public art in this interactive Google map. Add you town or region's public art to the map.
Posted 8/2006 by Cynthia J. O'Hora, released to public domain
Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Sheet: Open a text document or word processing document. Save frequently as you work. I do not like losing my work. You will not like it either. Put your name and the date in a header. Bad things happen. Retain a copy of your work on your computer. Submit your assignment via a class electronic drop box or email attachment.
Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work.
Aligned with the following Pennsylvania Academic Standards - Reading, Writing Speaking, History, Arts & Humanities