Characterization

Entertainment / Literature / Characterization: An author or poet's use of description, dialogue, dialect, and action to create in the reader an emotional or intellectual reaction to a character or to make the character more vivid and realistic. Careful readers note each character's attitude and thoughts, actions and reaction, as well as any language that reveals geographic, social, or cultural background.

Recharacterization

Business / Taxes / Recharacterization: When you have converted one type of individual retirement account (IRA) to another type — such as a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA — and then convert it back to the original type, you are recharact MORE

Dialogue

Entertainment / Literature / Dialogue: The lines spoken by a character or characters in a play, essay, story, or novel, especially a conversation between two characters, or a literary work that takes the form of such a discussion (e.g., Pl MORE

Dialect

Entertainment / Literature / Dialect: The language of a particular district, class, or group of persons. The term dialect encompasses the sounds, spelling, grammar, and diction employed by a specific people as distinguished from other per MORE

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