2 CharacterizationCharacterization 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.
3 There 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?
4 Sound 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".
5 Sound 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.
6 ANAPHORAAnaphora:One of the devices of repetition, in which the same phrase is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines.