Elements of Plot. Mrs. Snyder August 27, 2014. Plot is the literary element that describes the structure of a story. It shows an arrangement of events and actions within a story. Types of linear plots (line plots): Chronological order (first, next, then, last) Flashback
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August 27, 2014
Plot is the literary element that describes the structure of a story. It shows an arrangement of events and actions within a story.
Exposition (introduction): the start of the story; the situation before the action starts.
4. Falling Action: all the action that follows the climax; a kind of “cleaning up”.
5. Resolution: the conclusion; tying together of all the threads; the “happily ever after” in fairy tales.Elements of Plot Continued
A Protagonist is the leading character, hero, or one of the major characters in a fictional text, who is involved in a competition, conflict, or cause.
An Antagonist is a character who acts against or opposes the Protagonist, and often causes conflict.
Conflict is a dramatic struggle between two forces in the story. Without conflict, there is no plot. The conflict usually arises in the rising action.Conflict
External Conflict: a conflict or struggle that happens outside of the character.
2. Internal conflict: a conflict or struggle that happens within the character’s mind or heart.
a. man vs. selfTypes of Conflict