Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Methods of Characterization

Methods of characterization are how an author develops his or her characters into something memorable for the reader

1. Direct Description: when the writer comes right out and tells you information about a character

2. Actions: The actions of the character teaches the readers (and other characters) about the character

3. Speech: What the character says and how they say it gives information to the reader.

4. Thoughts: What's going on inside the character's head reveals information about the character.

5. Reactions of Others: How other characters respond to the character.

6. Relationships: Who the character's friends are.

If you weren't in class, or just forgot to write it down, this is something you may want to print out and put in your notes.


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