Unit 1 Vocabulary Aniah Bland core-2 10.17.14 Vocabulary 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- to 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.