Unit One


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

Characterization- The process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character

Theme- The subject of a talk, a persons thoughts, or a specific topic

Resolution- The action of solving a problem

Conflict- A serious disagreement or argument

Point Of View- a particular attitude or way of considering a matter

Plot- The main events of a play, novel, movie, etc. presented by the writer

Rising Action- A series of related incidents built towards the point of greatest interest

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

Motive- A reason for doing something especially one that is hidden or not obvious

Falling Action- Parts of the story after the climax & before the very end

Support- A thing that bears the weight of something or keeps it upright

Evidence- The available information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true

Claim- The truth of something- typically something in doubt

Central Idea- The unifying element of a story, ties everything together

Climax- The most intense point of something in the story

Foreshadow- Be a warning or indication

Flashback- A scene in a movie or book set in a time earlier than the story- a memory

Mood- A temporary state of mind or feeling- a particular sate of mind

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