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Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
Elements Of Plot
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Elements Of Plot

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Learn about common features in narrative fiction.

Learn about common features in narrative fiction.

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  • 1. Literary Terms Elements of Plot
  • 2. Plot the sequence of events in a story
  • 3. Basic Situation setting characters conflict
  • 4. Conflict the struggle between opposing characters or forces What does the character want? What’s keeping the character from getting what he or she wants?
  • 5. External Conflict a character struggles against something outside himself person vs person person vs several people person vs nature
  • 6. Internal Conflict a character struggles against something inside her mind
  • 7. Foreshadowing clues in a story that hint at future events
  • 8. Flashback an interruption in the action of the plot to tell what happened at an earlier time
  • 9. Series of Events /Complications what the characters are doing to try to resolve their conflicts
  • 10. Climax the story’s most emotional or suspenseful moment the conflict is decided one way or another
  • 11. Resolution the last part of the story loose ends are tied up the story is closed
  • 12. Climax Granny rides the wolf’s PLOT OUTLINE motorcycle, catches him in “Red Riding Hood” the handlebars & hurls him into a thorn bush. by John Leggett Resolution The wolf goes to prison; Granny does talk shows; Red Wolf tries to eat Event 3 lives happily ever Red. after. Wolf races to Granny’s; he Event 2 scares her away & takes her place in bed. Event 1 Red turns down the wolf’s offer to ride his motorcycle. Basic Situation: Characters – Red, Wolf, Grandma Setting – in the woods, Grandma’s house Conflict – Red wants to give her granny cookies but the wolf wants to eat Red.

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