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Elements of Plot. Plot is the sequence of related events in a story. . Literary Analysis: Plot. Exposition Conflict Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution. Plot. Exposition: basic information about the characters and situation. Exposition.

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Elements of plot

Elements of Plot


Literary analysis plot

  • Plot is the sequence of related events in a story.

Literary Analysis: Plot


Elements of plot

  • Exposition

  • Conflict

  • Rising Action

  • Climax

  • Falling Action

  • Resolution

Plot


Exposition

  • Exposition: basic information about the characters and situation

Exposition


Conflict

  • Conflict: a struggle between two opposing forces in the story

  • Conflict is the problem the character faces in a story

Conflict


Internal conflict

Exist within the mind of the character who is torn between opposing feelings or goals.

Internal Conflict


External conflict

Exist when a character struggles against some outside force, such as nature, society, fate, or another person.

External Conflict


Kinds of conflict

  • Person VS Person

  • Person VS Nature

  • Person VS Society

  • Person VS Culture/Group of People

  • Person VS Self (Internal Conflict)

Kinds of Conflict


Parallel episodes

  • Parallel Episodes: repeat elements of the plot

Parallel Episodes


Rising action

  • Rising Action: events that increase the tension

Rising Action


Climax

  • Climax: the high point of the story, usually the point at which the eventual outcome of the conflict (story problem) is revealed.

  • Tension is at its highest point

Climax


Falling action

  • Falling Action: events that follow the climax

Falling Action


Resolution

  • Resolution: the final outcome, during which any remaining conflicts are resolved or left open

Resolution


Subplots

  • Subplots: minor plots that are part of the larger story

Subplots


Subplots1

A subplot is a secondary plot strand that is a supporting side story for any story or the main plot. Subplots may connect to main plots, in either time and place or in thematic significance. Subplots often involve supporting characters, those besides the protagonist or antagonist.

SubPlots


Reveal

  • Tell

  • Disclose

  • Make known

Reveal


Structure

  • Makeup

  • Organization

  • Arrangement of Parts

Structure


Effective

  • Useful

  • Successful

Effective


Outcome

  • Ending

  • Resolution

  • Result

  • Conclusion

Outcome


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