Character (part 2)

Authors may also like to use the environment in which a character is ‘found’ or placed as an indirect – but very effective – way of bringing a character to life. The environment which one lives in or chooses is particularly important (e.g. a bedroom, or house, or street, or area where that person has … Continue reading Character (part 2)


How not to use metaphor and simile!

Successful metaphors and similes bring a literary passage to life.  But metaphors and similes are not always effective. In a recent GCSE English paper, there was a question that asked for a short story which had to include examples of metaphors and similes. Here is a choice selection of extracts from candidate's work: 1. She … Continue reading How not to use metaphor and simile!