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Warm-Up 20, 2-29-12
 Plot: The careful sequencing of events in a
story generally built around a conflict. Stages
of plot include background, rising action,
climax, falling action, and denouement
 Point of View: The perspective or attitude of a
narrator of a piece of literature.
 Primary Source: Firsthand information, such
as an eyewitness account.
Warm-Up 21, 3-2-12
 Propaganda: The spreading of ideas,
information, or rumors for the purpose of
helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a
 Resolution: The point in a literary work at
which the chief dramatic complication is
 Secondary Source: A source that is reporting
on or analyzing information from another
Warm-Up 22, 3-5-12
 Setting: The time and place of the action
of a literary work.
 Simile: A figure of speech in which a
comparison is made between two unlike
things using the words “like” or “as” (Ex:
She’s as sly as a fox).
 Static Character: A character who does
not change during a story.
Warm-Up 23, 3-6-12
 Subplot: The secondary action of a story
that reinforces or contrasts with the main
 Synonym: One of two or more words in
a language that have similar meanings
(Ex: answer and response).
 Testimonial: A propaganda technique
based on quotations or endorsements
from famous people.