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Parts of Plot. Plot = a series of events (actions) leading to, or causing another . Each event is dependant upon the previous event being completely conveyed. First Part: Exposition. The introduction to: Characters Setting (where a story takes place)

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parts of plot
Parts of Plot
  • Plot = a series of events (actions) leading to, or causing another.
  • Each event is dependant upon the previous event being completely conveyed.
first part exposition
First Part: Exposition
  • The introduction to:
  • Characters
  • Setting (where a story takes place)
  • Objectivesandmotivations of the character.
second part the narrative hook
Second Part:The Narrative Hook:
  • Introduction of the primaryobstacle
  • Remember:Obstacle provides conflict
  • No Conflict = No Story
third part the rising action
Third Part: The Rising Action
  • Character employs a series of distincttacticsin an attempt to overcome the centralobstacle/conflict.

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rising action continued
Rising Action Continued
  • Important note: As eachtacticfails, the character’s frustration andstakes progressively rise- as does the audience’s interest
  • Rising Action =the longest part of a story
fourth part the climax
Fourth Part:The Climax
  • Often called the “high point” of the story
  • The point where the character makes "the final push" to achieve objective.
  • Occurs at the highest moment of intensity and emotion for the character (and audience)
  • During a good climax, the audience demands to know “what happens next!”
  • Climax signified by final tactic
fifth and sixth parts falling action and resolution
Fifth and Sixth Parts:Falling Action and Resolution
  • Communicates the results of the character succeeding or failing to achieveobjective.
  • Key Point: A successful story often contains a character that has undergone some change or discovery, as a result of succeeding or failing to achieveobjective.
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4. Climax

5. Falling Action

3. Rising Action

6. Resolution

1) Exposition

2. Narrative Hook

THE PLOT LINE: A pictorial depiction of a story’s action

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