Unit 1

Vocabulary Words

Setting- The place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place.

Characterization- A literary device used step by step in literature to explain details about a character in a story.

Theme- The subject of a talk, a piece of of writing, a person's thought, or exhibition, a topic.

Resolution- A firm decision to do or not to do something.

Conflict- A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.

Point of view- a particular attitude or way of considering a matter.

Plot- a plan made in secret by a group of people to do something illegal or harmful.

Rising action- A series of related incidents that build toward the point of greatest interest.

Traits- A distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person.

Motives- A reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious.

Falling action- Parts of a story after the climax and before the very end.

Support- Bear all or part of the weight of; hold up.

Evidence- The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.

Claim- State or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.

Central idea- The unifying element of the story, which ties together all the other elements of fiction used by the author to tell the story.

Climax- The most intense, exciting or important point of something; the culmination

Foreshadow- be a warning or indication of (a future event)

Flashback- A scene in a film, novel, etc. set in a time earlier than the main story

Mood- flashback

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