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 problem in the 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- approval of someone or something

13. Evidence- something which shows that something else exists or is true.

14. Claim- to say that (something) is true when some people say it isn't

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.

Unit 1 Vocabulary

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