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Characterization (Grade 8)

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Characterization

1. 
Characterization is...
  1. the central message in a story.
  2. the problem in a story.
  3. the process by which a writer reveals a character's personality and qualities.
2. 
In indirect characterization...
  1. the writer describes the character.
  2. the character's personality is directly described by the author.
  3. the writer reveals the character through STEAL.
3. 
In direct characterization
  1. the writer describes the character.
  2. the writer reveals the character through STEAL.
  3. the writer doesn't care how you learn about the character.
4. 
What does "STEAL" stand for when talking about indirect characterization?
  1. Speech, Thought, Effect on others, Actions, and Looks
  2. Statements, Time, Effort, Action, and Love
  3. Solitude, Thoughts, Enthusiasm, Acorns, and Loss
5. 
Determine whether the following passage is an example of direct or indirect characterization: "No wonder Johnny was hurt because his parents didn't want him."
  1. Direct Characterization
  2. Indirect Characterization
6. 
Determine whether the following passage is an example of direct or indirect characterization:
"He glanced at her face--her eyes, which were honey brown, and her nose, which crinkled when she smiled."
  1. Direct Characterization
  2. Indirect Characterization
7. 
Determine whether the following passage is an example of direct or indirect characterization:
"But I am so much more than that! I'm a musician, and a swimmer, and a person able to make my own decisions."
  1. Direct Characterization
  2. Indirect Characterization
8. 
Determine whether the following passage is an example of direct or indirect characterization:
"Destiny always arrived with baggage, even if she was just stopping by to pick up an outfit or do homework."
  1. Direct Characterization
  2. Indirect Characterization
9. 
Determine whether the following is an example of direct or indirect characterization:
"Shoot kid" - he grinned wolfishly - "them boys at the station know me by now."
  1. Direct Characterization
  2. Indirect Characterization
10. 
The sailor rolled up his sleeve, revealing several tattoos.
This is an example of:
  1. Indirect Characterization
  2. Direct Characterization
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