# PlotStructure.pps

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### Good Day 9-2-08 :

Good Day 9-2-08 Please be seated Take out required materials: Planner RC book pencil Bell Work notebook Complete Bell Work Literature Logs Passed Back - Put in Language Arts section of your school binder. Get ready to take notes in Writing Notebook

### Plot Structure :

Plot is the literary element that describes the structure of a story. It shows the causal arrangement of events and actions within a story. Plot Structure

### Types of Linear Plots :

Types of Linear Plots Plots can be told in

### Pyramid Plot Structure :

Pyramid Plot Structure The most basic and traditional form of plot is pyramid-shaped. This structure has been described in more detail by Aristotle and by Gustav Freytag.

### Aristotle’s Unified Plot :

Aristotle’s Unified Plot The basic triangle-shaped plot structure was described by Aristotle in 350 BCE. Aristotle used the beginning, middle, and end structure to describe a story that moved along a linear path, following a chain of cause and effect as it works toward the solution of a conflict or crisis.

### Freytag’s Plot Structure :

Freytag’s Plot Structure Freytag modified Aristotle’s system by adding a rising action (or complication) and a falling action to the structure. Freytag used the five-part design shown above to describe a story’s plot.

### Modified Plot Structure :

Modified Plot Structure Freytag’s Pyramid is often modified so that it extends slightly before and after the primary rising and falling action. You might think of this part of the chart as similar to the warm-up and cool-down for the story.

### Plot Components :

Plot Components Exposition: the start of the story, the situation before the action starts Rising Action: the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax Climax: the turning point, the most intense moment—either mentally or in action Falling Action: all of the action which follows the climax Resolution: the conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads

### Reminders :

Reminders Make sure that you have taken proper notes in your Writing Notebook Help to put all materials away

### Conflict :

Conflict Conflict is the dramatic struggle between two forces in a story. Without conflict, there is no plot.

### Types of Conflict :

Types of Conflict