Volcabulary
Literary Elements
Story Elements
Synonyms
Dead Man's Pocket

100

A word meaning "endless".
What is Interminable?

100

"He saw himself stumbling suddenly sideways" is an example of this.
What is Alliteration?

100

It is the setting of "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket."
What is the ledge outside an 11th story New York apartment?

100

Cast aside, disposed of, throw out, toss out.
What is Discarded?

100

They are the two main characters of the story.
Who are Tom and Clare Benecke?

200

When something is "not blocked, unobstructed" it is this.
What is Unimpeded?

200

A series of events that make up the story.
What is Plot?

200

It is the Mood in "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket."
What is fear?

200

Grudually, hardly, just barely, scarcely.
What is Imperceptibly?

200

It is where Tom's wife goes at the beginning of the story.
What is the movies (to see a double feature)?

300

This word is used to define Confirmation.
What is "proof?"

300

This term is used to describe how the plot conflicts work out in the end.
What is Resolution?

300

When Tom's important paper blows out of the window onto the ledge in "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket," it draws the reader into the story because it is this.
What is the narrative hook?

300

Recoil, reverberate, ricochet, bounced back.
What is Rebounded?

300

It is used as Irony to describe how long Tom is on the ledge.
What is a burning cigarette?

400

When something is "not understandable" it is this.
What is Incomprehensible?

400

It is a struggle between the character and an outside force, object, or other character.
What is an External Conflict?

400

Tom having to choose between work and his wife is an example of this in "Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket."
What is an Internal Conflict?

400

Pointless, remote, trivial, unconnected, unimportant.
What is Irrelevantly?

400

These are 3 things that Tom attempted to do to get off the ledge.
What are breaking the window, lighting matches, waiting for help?

500

Something that "juts out from a surface" is called this.
What is Projection?

500

This is how the story makes you feel when reading it.
What is Mood?

500

Tom surviving and choosing time with his wife instead of doing work is an example of this in "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket."
What is Resolution?

500

Affirmation, agreement, approval.
What is Confirmation?

500

It is the place Tom works.
Where is Wholesale Groceries?