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.

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