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  1. Characterization • Make a list of words that describe who you are. What kind of person are you? Characterize yourself. • Compassionate • Patient • Academic • Reflective • Silly • Musical • Optimistic • Procrastinator • Intelligent • Teacher • Curious • Hard worker • Overwhelmed • Stressed • Quiet

  2. Characterization • Direct Characterization: The author directly states the character’s traits. • Indirect Characterization: Readers have to draw conclusions about the character based on how the author reveals the character: • What the character SAYS (dialogue) • What the character DOES (actions) • What the character THINKS • What OTHER characters SAY about him/her

  3. Character Terms Protagonist: The main character of a story who has a problem Antagonist: The adversary of the protagonist; something or someone who creates obstacles for the protagonist