ntroduction: A personal response to literature is a five paragraph essay where the author describes the affect a certain aspect of an author’s artistry had on him. There are two ways of completing this assignment, you may choose either. The first is reflective, which reads much like an essay. You will simply detail the affect an element of artistry the author used had on you following the outline below. The second is imaginative. With this approach, you will do your best to mimic an element of artistry that an author used.