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Literary Terms: Characterization

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Lauren Sheldon

on 20 October 2015

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Transcript of Literary Terms: Characterization

Watch the video and add notes to your literary terms.
Characterization Terms
Aspects of Character
As you view this video, pay attention to these key points:

Observations about a character's appearance, behavior, thoughts, and interactions indicate the character's TRUE emotions and motivations.
Characters are often more COMPLEX than they first appear.
Practicing close reading with insight & recognizing complexity leads to better ANALYSIS and more effective WRITING.

Aspects of Character

Sheldon Honors English I
As you watch, record the definition of

direct & indirect characterization &
the different types of
indirect characterization.
Note that a 4th type of indirect chracterization is based on
physical description
Record the definitions of character types:
flat, round, static, & dynamic

Physical aspect:
physical appearance is emphasized
Psychological aspect:
thoughts and emotions are emphasized
Sociological aspect:
interactions and relationships with others are emphasized
Stereotype Character:
a common trait or stereotype is emphasized
Character Complexity
Add notes to your literary terms
Add notes to your literary terms
Tasks 1 and 2
are due
characterization term definitions
based on this prezi.

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and write
1 sentence summaries
for each page.

Task 3
is due
3. Annotate
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" -
your thoughts, reactions, & questions. Identify and
analyze literary terms
, focusing on
. Also, look for

Task 4 will be completed in class on Thursday:
Complete the
for your mods based on the final video and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". The link takes you to a
TedED lesson
. You must log in and then click on
to take the quiz.
Mods 9-10
: http://ed.ted.com/on/eseGKVsh
Mods 11-12
: http://ed.ted.com/on/3JZaj6jc
Mods 15-16
: http://ed.ted.com/on/6G6ZSWF7
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