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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


  • 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


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

  • Conflict is the problem the character faces in a story

Conflict


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

Internal Conflict


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

External 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: repeat elements of the plot

Parallel Episodes


  • Rising Action: events that increase the tension

Rising Action


  • 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: events that follow the climax

Falling Action


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

Resolution


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

Subplots


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


  • Tell

  • Disclose

  • Make known

Reveal


  • Makeup

  • Organization

  • Arrangement of Parts

Structure


  • Useful

  • Successful

Effective


  • Ending

  • Resolution

  • Result

  • Conclusion

Outcome


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