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Is the direct method of characterization used with Miss Meadows in the "The Singing Lesson" by Katherine Mansfield??

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The direct method of characterization is used by the narrator to describe a character with explicit detail. This means that the character's physical characteristics will be clearly explained without the reader having to make inferences.

In Katherine Mansfield's "The Singing Lesson", Miss Meadows is characterized both directly and indirectly. The evidence of direct characterization occurs at the very beginning when we find that, after having read Basil's cruel letter, Miss Meadows ran through the hallways of her school, and into the classroom, quite heart broken and

in cap and gown and carrying a little baton

We are also told that Miss Meadows is thirty, and that...

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