Elements of a Plot

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Elements of a Plot


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Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram:

Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram

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