Elements of a Plot Diagram

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Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram : 

Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram Student Notes

Plot Diagram : 

Plot Diagram 2 1 3 4 5

Plot (definition) : 

Plot (definition) Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Every plot is made up of a series of incidents that are related to one another.

1. Exposition : 

1. Exposition This usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main conflict (main problem).

2. Rising Action : 

2. Rising Action This part of the story begins to develop the conflict(s). A building of interest or suspense occurs.

3. Climax : 

3. Climax This is the turning point of the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The main character will change in some way.

4. Falling Action : 

4. Falling Action All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.

5. Resolution : 

5. Resolution The story comes to a reasonable ending.

Putting It All Together : 

Putting It All Together 1. Exposition 2. Rising Action 3. Climax 4. Falling Action 5. Resolution Beginning of Story Middle of Story End of Story