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Grades 9-12 Summer Reading Assignment: Indirect Characterization Overview/Explanation: Characterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character. Characterization is revealed through direct characterization and indirect characterization. Indirect characterization shows the personality of a character. There are five methods of indirect characterization: Use the mnemonic device of STEAL to remember the five types of indirect characterization. S PEECH What does the character say? How does the character speak? Tip: Find a quote where the character says something that you think is important to the story. T HOUGHTS What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? Tip: Find a quote in which the character is conveying how he/she really feels. The information might be something that no one else in the story knows. E FFECT on others What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or

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