A comparison of two unlike things without the use of "like" or "as"; comparison words to build a clearer understanding or meaning.
-Kathy arrived at the grocery store with an army of children.
-Her eyes were fireflies.
This is the personality a character displays as well as the means by which an author reveals that personality.
*indirect methods of characterization ( author allows reader to draw his/her own conclusions)
*direct methods of characterization ( author directly feeds the reader information (s)he wants to know)
-Static: they remain the same throughout the story
-Dynamic: they change in some important way during the course of the story
*round: a developed character ( we get to know them)
*flat: an undeveloped character ( we never get to know them)
-Joe was motivated by money, with no use for family.
-When she was diagnosed with cancer, she felt the world, as she knew it, had ended.