The Plot Mountain
Climax It is the highest point of action in the story, the turning point that begins the spiral to the end. Complication The problem that gets the whole story going. This problem is the reason that the rest of the story exists. Denouement French word – day-new-ma It means “the unraveling of the knot.” It is almost the end. The event that must take place before the finalresolution can be reached. Exposition Background information about the characters and setting. Who? When? Where? Resolution The final event of the story.