Volcabulary Literary Elements Story Elements Synonyms Dead Man's Pocket

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What is Interminable?
A word meaning "endless".

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

100

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

100

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

100

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

200

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

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

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

200

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

200

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

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

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

300

What is the narrative hook?
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.

300

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

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

400

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

400

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

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

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

500

What is Resolution?
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."

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What is Confirmation?
Affirmation, agreement, approval.

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

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