Unit 1 Vocabulary
Core 2 Ricky Knight 10/21/14
1. Setting - Location of where the story takes place.
2. Characterization - Portrayal; description.
3. Theme - The main subject that is being discussed or described in a piece of writing.
4. Resolution - The act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc: the act of resolving something.
5. Conflict - The opposition of persons or forces that gives rise to the dramatic action in a story.
6. Point of view - A position or perspective from which something is considered or evaluated.
7. Plot - A series of events that form the story in a novel.
8. Rising action - A related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest.
9. Trait - A quality that makes one person or thing different from another.
10. Motives - A reason for doing something.
11. Falling Action - The part of literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached.
12. Support - To endure bravely.
13. Evidence - Something which shows that something else exists or is true.
14. Claim - So say you have something.
15. Central Idea - The most important or central thought of a paragraph or larger section of text, which tells the reader what the text is about.
16. Climax - The most exciting and important part of a story.
17. Foreshadow - To give a suggestion of something that hasn't happened yet.
18. Flashback - A part of a story or movie that described or shows something that happened in the past.
19. Mood - A prevailing attitude.