Unit 1 Vocabulary

Stephanie Salinas Core 2

setting- historical movement in time & geographic location in which the story takes place.


characterization- the creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters.

theme- the lesson learned from the story.

resolution- a decision or determination

conflict- the problem in the story.

point of view- the position of a narrator in relation to the story.

plot- the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work.

rising action- a related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of great interest.


traits- characteristic or quality, of ones nature.

motives- something that causes a person to act a certain way.

falling action- part of plot that occurs after the conflict has been resolved.

support- to maintain advocate.

evidence- proof of something.

claim- demand as a right or as due.

central idea- the main focus of the plot.

climax- the turning point in the plot.

foreshadow- to show indicate before hand.

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