UNIT ONE VOCABULARY
BY: SARAH JOHNSON
settings: the location and time frame in which the action of a narrative takes place.
characters: a person who is responsible for the thoughts and actions within a story, poem, or other literature.
theme: a thought or idea the author presents to the reader that may be deep, difficult to understand, or even moralistic.
resolution: the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem etc.
conflict: a literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist and an antagonist.
point of view: is the mode of narration that an author employs to let the readers “hear” and “see" what takes place in a story, poem, essay etc.
plot: a term used to describe the events that make up a story or the main part of a story.
rising action: a related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest.
trait: A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.
motive: the goal or object of a person's actions.
falling action: the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved.
support: To bear the weight.
evidence: a type of literary that appears in different categories of essays and theses in the form of paraphrase and quotations.
claims: A statement essentially arguable but used as a primary point to support or prove an argument.
central idea: is the main theme or idea that the story revolves around. its the focus and a lesson that the author is trying to convey or a topic.
climax: is that particular point in a narrative at which the conflict or tension hits the highest point.
foreshadow:Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story.
flashback: are interruptions that writers do to insert past events in order to provide background or context to the current events of a narrative.
mood: is a literary element that evokes certain feelings or vibes in readers through words and descriptions.