Unit 1 Vocabulary

By Alyssa Dunston

Setting: the place or type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place.

Characterization: is a literary device that is used step by step in literature to highlight and explain the details about a character in a story.

Theme: the subject of the talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an 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: the narrator's position in relation to the story being told.

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

Rising Action: series of related incidents in a literacy plot that builds toward the point of great interest.

Trait: distinguishing quality or characteristics, typically one belonging to a person.

Motive: a reason for doing somethong especially one that is hidden or not obvious.

Falling Action: the part of the story after the climax and before the end.

Support: bear all or part of the weight to something give assistance to.

Evidence: the available body of facts or information indicating whether a beleif or propostion is true or valid.

Claim: state or assert that something is the case, typically without providing evidence or proof.

Central Idea: unifying element of the story which ties together all of the other elements of fiction.

Climax: the most intense, exciting, or important point of something.

Foreshadow: to represent indicate or typify beforehand.

Flashback: a scene in a movie etc. set time earlier than main story.

Mood: a temporary state of mind or feeling.

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