The Miller

by: Lauren Doherty and Megan Gilmore

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Direct Characterization

1. "He was a chunky fellow, broad of build" (line 549)

2. "His beard, as any sow or fox, was red" (line 552)

3. "His nostrils they were black and very wide" (line 557)

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Indirect Characterization

1. "At wrestling, never failed he of the ram." (line 548)

2. "He'd heave a door from hinges if he willed,/ Or break it through, by running, with his head." (line 550-551)

3. "His mouth was like a furnace door for size./ He was a jester and could poetize" (line 560-561)


1. grotesque

2. foolish

3. rugged

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