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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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Dramatic structure or how to diagram a plot

Dramatic StructureorHow to Diagram a Plot


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