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In "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara, what methods are used to characterize Squeaky? 

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Author use both direct and indirect characterizations to define ad describe their characters. A direct characterization allows authors to define a character openly and directly. Readers are not required to infer about the characteristics being described. Indirect characterizations, on the other hand, force a reader to evaluate the actions, thoughts, and dialogue surrounding a character in order to define and understand the character (in essence, the reader is making inferences (educated guesses) about the character). In regards to the characterizations provided by Toni Cade Bambara in "Raymond's Run," Squeaky is defined both directly and indirectly. 

The opening sentence of the story provides an example of indirect...

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