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Characterization method Example from text (Needs to be a QUOTE) Provide p. # What can be inferred (guessed or assumed) from the example? Name: _____________________________ Date: ____________ Period: _____ Essential Question : How does an author build characterization in a novel to enhance the reader’s understanding of a character’s personality? Characterization is the way an author develops characters in a story. Sometimes authors use direct characterization, where they directly tell the reader what a character is like. Other times they use indirect characterization, where they give the reader hints or clues about a character through the way the character acts in different situations. (REMEMBER STEAL: Speech, Thoughts, Effect (on others), Actions and Looks S peech What does the character say? How does the character speak? T houghts What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? E ffect (on others) What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character? A ctions What does the character do? How does the character behave?

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