direct characterization

direct characterization

noun
the process by which the personality of a fictitious character is revealed by the use of descriptive adjectives, phrases, or epithets.
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Main Entry:  direct characterization
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in literature and drama, the method of character development in which the author simply tells what the character is like
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