2CharacterizationCharacterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character. Characterization is revealed through direct and indirect characterization.Direct Characterization tells the audience what the personality of the character is.Indirect Characterization shows things that reveal the personality of a character.
3There are five different methods of indirect characterization: Speech: What does the character say? How does the character speak?Thoughts: What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings?Effect: on others toward the character. What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the characterActions: What does the character do? How does the character behave?Looks: What does the character look like? How does the character dress?
4Sound DevicesAlliteration: the repetition of a particular sound in the first syllables of a series of words or phrases.Assonance: the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentencesConsonance: a poetic device characterized by the repetition of the same consonant two or more times in short succession, as in "pitter patter" or in "all mammals named Sam are clammy".
5Sound DevicesRhythm: a recognizable pulse, or "recurrence," which gives a distinct beat to a line and also gives it a shape.Onomatopoeia: a word that imitates the sound it represents.
6ANAPHORAAnaphora:One of the devices of repetition, in which the same phrase is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines.