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Dramatic Structure or How to Diagram a Plot. Contents. Overview Who Cares? I. Exposition II. Rising Action III. Climax IV. Falling Action V. Resolution Mr. Z. Conclusion/Review Assignment. Overview. Why it’s important or Whooo Cares?.

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contents
Contents
  • Overview
  • Who Cares?
  • I. Exposition
  • II. Rising Action
  • III. Climax
  • IV. Falling Action
  • V. Resolution
  • Mr. Z. Conclusion/Review
  • Assignment
why it s important or whooo cares
Why it’s importantorWhooo Cares?
  • We are learning about Dramatic Structure to better understand stories through the actions, words, and thoughts of the characters.
exposition
Exposition
  • Explains the background of the story.
  • Introduces the following:
    • Setting
    • Characters (protagonist, antagonist, other agonists)
    • Point of view (1st or 3rd person?)
    • Basic situation
    • Ex. – Mako lives on an island with his family and his dog Afa.
rising action
Rising Action
  • Brings the conflict to the reader’s attention.
    • What is the problem or struggle the main character has to deal with?
    • Ex. – Mako has to hunt for Tupa
climax
Climax
  • This is the turning point of the story where the conflict reaches a high point.
  • This is where the tension is usually the highest.
    • Ex. – Mako confronts Tupa.
falling action
Falling Action
  • The events directly following the climax.
  • How was the conflict resolved?
    • Ex. – Mako kills Tupa.
resolution
Resolution
  • The final result of the main character’s actions.
  • Did a character learn a lesson? Did they win or lose anything?
  • The theme is usually explained here.
    • Ex. – Mako has avenged his father’s death and won the reward for killing Tupa.
mr z s conclusion
Mr. Z.’s Conclusion
  • Thanks for listening to my presentation.
  • What were the elements in “Tuesday of the Other June?”
  • Exposition
mr z s conclusion1
Mr. Z.’s Conclusion
  • Thanks for listening to my presentation.
  • What were the elements in “Tuesday of the Other June?”
  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
mr z s conclusion2
Mr. Z.’s Conclusion
  • Thanks for listening to my presentation.
  • What were the elements in “Tuesday of the Other June?”
  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
mr z s conclusion3
Mr. Z.’s Conclusion
  • Thanks for listening to my presentation.
  • What were the elements in “Tuesday of the Other June?”
  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
mr z s conclusion4
Mr. Z.’s Conclusion
  • Thanks for listening to my presentation.
  • What were the elements in “Tuesday of the Other June?”
  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution
assignment
Assignment
  • 1. Read the paragraph story.
  • 2. Answer the related questions.
  • 3. Read short story “Boar Out There” p. 28.
  • 4. Complete plot diagram for “Boar Out There.”
to do
To do
  • Take out Lit Books
  • Hand out fill in notes + Diagram
  • Show PPT
  • Hand out paragraph story + Questions (Wkst B)
  • Read p. 28-29 “Boar Out There”
  • Fill out Plot Structure Diagram
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