Characterization

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Characterization : 

Characterization How an author paints a picture of a character

Key vocabulary : 

Key vocabulary Traits: the things you know about a character, either physically or in how he/she acts. Example: Traits of Gisel: Chatty, smiles a lot, very honest, has black hair and likes to talk on the phone.

Synonyms of “trait” : 

Synonyms of “trait” Characteristic Attribute

2 Types of Characterization : 

2 Types of Characterization Direct Characterization: Author tells the audience what the character’s personality is. Example: The patient boy and quiet girl were both well behaved and did not disobey their mom.

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Indirect Characterization: shows the personality of a character without telling. Example: The boy turned red as a tomato whenever someone said something mean to him.

What to look for in indirect characterization: STEAL : 

What to look for in indirect characterization: STEAL Speech: What does the character say? Thoughts: What does the character think about and feel? Effect on others: How does this character effect other people? Actions: What does the character do? How does the character behave? Looks: How does the character look?

Practice: Direct or Indirect? : 

Practice: Direct or Indirect? The beautiful girl had blonde hair and pale skin. Whenever the girl walked down to the lake, all the fishermen would fall in the water. The man was the size of a hot air balloon. When he walked down the street, the earth shook.

Autobiography : 

Autobiography A book or story about a person’s life, written by that person. Written in the first person point of view. (I, me, my, We, us, our)

Autobiography : 

Autobiography A book or story about someone’s life, written by a NARRATOR. Written in the third person point of view. (He, she, it, his, her, its)

Let’s Practice : 

Let’s Practice I grew up in Tennessee. It was always so hot and humid there. People were so nice to me, and I was always making new friends…. Biography or autobiography? What point of view is this written in? What is one trait of this character?

Practice cont… : 

Practice cont… We always went to the store early in the morning. We could get the fresh cinnamon rolls from Mr. Eddington. He sometimes got mad when we tried to come in before seven hungry for cinnamon and sugar. But, when we talked to him and told jokes, he would get soft. Biography or autobiography? What point of view is this written in? What is one attribute of Mr. Eddington?

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