Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket Vocabulary

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projection

something that juts out from a surface

discarding

abandoning; getting rid of

confirmation

proof

exhalation

something breathed out; breath

imperceptibly

in such a slight way as to be almost unnoticeable

rebounded

bounced back

interminable

endless

irrelevantly

in a way not relating to the point or situation

incomprehensible

not understandable

unimpeded

not blocked; unobstructed

Cause and Effect

a text structure that shows how or why one thing leads to another

Cause

the reason that an action takes place

Effect

the result or consequence of the cause

Chronological Order

the arrangement of details in time order

Foreshadowing

The use of clues to hint at events that will occur later in the plot.

Plot

series of related events that make up a story or drama

Basic Situation or Exposition

the first part of a plot which presents the main characters and their conflicts

Climax

the most intense moment in the plot, the moment at which something happens that reveals how the conflict will turn out

Resolution

in the resolution, all the problems in the story are resolved, and the story is brought to a close

Suspense

the uncertainty or anxiety we feel about what is going to happen next in a story

Conflict

struggle or clash between opposing characters, forces or emotions

External Conflict

when a character struggles against an outside force, which may be another character, society as a whole, or something in nature

Internal Conflict

a struggle between opposing needs, desires, or emotions within a single character

Jack Finey

author of Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket

pro

forward

ex

out or out of

in, im

not or opposite of

re

back or again

un

not

inter

between and among

flimsy (n)

thin paper used for typing carbon copies

flimsy (adj)

lacking in physical strength; thin, delicate

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