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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