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Literary Terms- Characterization Unit

All literary terms covered in the past unit are fair game. We are adding three terms to our list.
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Direct Characterization
the writer tells the reader what the character is like
Indirect Characterization
the reader must put together clues to figure out what characters are like, such as how they look/dress, what they say and the language they use to say it, what people say about them, and what they do
Anecdote
very brief account of a particular incident; often used to point out truths about life
Direct characterization - "The Most Dangerous Game"
General Zaroff because the writer tells us how he looks, where he is from, etc.
Indirect characterization - "The Most Dangerous Game"
Sanger Rainsford because the writer only tells us where he is from and his occupation, not how he looks or what he is like.
Anecdote - "Thank You, Ma'am"
Look for the good in people, do not steal - truths about like we learn from the short story.