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Identifying the Elements of Plot. What is Plot?. Plot is the sequence of events in a literary work. All fiction works follow the same plot sequence. PLOT SEQUENCE. EXPOSITION RISING ACTION CLIMAX FALLING ACTION RESOLUTION. PLOT DIAGRAM. 3. 4. 2. 5. 1.

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Identifying the elements of plot

Identifying the Elements of Plot


What is plot

What is Plot?

  • Plot is the sequence of events in a literary work.

  • All fiction works follow the same plot sequence.


Plot sequence

PLOT SEQUENCE

  • EXPOSITION

  • RISING ACTION

  • CLIMAX

  • FALLING ACTION

  • RESOLUTION


Plot diagram

PLOT DIAGRAM

3

4

2

5

1

In order to analyze literature, you should become familiar with the plot sequence and what ingredients go into each step.


1 exposition

1. EXPOSITION

The introduction of characters, setting, and the basic situation.


2 rising action

2. RISING ACTION

The conflict begins to get more complicated and interesting by adding complications that lead to the climax.


3 climax

3. CLIMAX

This is the highest point of action or interest. A moment of great emotional intensity or suspense in a plot.


Falling action

FALLING ACTION

This is the action that is a result of the climax.


4 resolution

4. RESOLUTION

  • Ends the falling action by telling or implying the final outcome of the plot.


Plot sequence1

Plot Sequence

1. Exposition

2. Rising Action

3. Climax

4. Falling Action

5. Resolution


Overview

OVERVIEW

Fiction stories always follow the predictable pattern of a plot.

Exposition: characters, setting, conflict

Rising Action: conflict continues to worsen

Climax: character attacks conflict because of event/decision

Falling Action: result of the climax

Resolution: problem is resolved and story ends


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