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Nash Lit. Terms I

Nash Literacy Terms I Test

rising action part of plot/story where suspense builds and events become more exciting
plot the order of events in a story that work through a conflict
setting time and place of a story
characters people who the story is about
climax most exciting event in story - turning point- helps set up the outcome
resolution the outcome of a story that shows how a problem is solved
theme underlying or main message the author wants to communicate
sequence how events happen from earliest to latest; first-last
main idea what the story is mostly about; overall topic
details facts or information given to support the main idea
falling action part of story/plot where events slow;become less suspensful and start to work through the main conflict
conflict main underlying problem or struggle that affects the characters/events
foreshadowing clues or hints to tell what might happen later in the story
fact information or details that can be proven as true or false
opinion a belief or attitude that cannot be proven true or false
point of view who is telling the story (self, others,narrator)
author purpose the motivation used to write a passage; Why the story is written (inform, explain, entertain, persuade)
draw conclusion using clues to understand something that is not directly stated in the story
compare tell how two or more things may be alike or similar
contrast tell how two or more things are different
cause the reason "why" something happens
effect the result or outcome of a cause or event
genre category of literature that tells the type of story (fiction, non-fiction, etc.)
generalization broad statement or rule that applies to many examples; can be valid or faulty
Created by: brendanash