Exposition<br />Begins structure of plot<br />Sets tone<br />Establishes setting <br />Introduces characters<br />Gives readers important background information<br />
Rising Action<br />Moves plot along<br />Adds complication to expanding the conflict<br />Helps build suspense to a climax (or turning point)<br />
Climax (or Turning Point)<br />Moment when reader’s interest and emotional intensity reach highest point<br />Occurs toward end of a story after reader has understood conflict and become emotionally invested in the characters<br />
Falling Action (or Resolution)<br />Occurs after climax of a story<br />Resolves any “loose ends” in a story<br />End of plot triangle<br />
Terminology<br />Setting <br />Time and place where the story occurs<br />Theme<br />The main idea of a story or novel<br />Conflict<br />Disagreement or contradiction between characters<br />
Point of View<br />The position of a narrator in relation to a story…<br /><ul><li>1st person – The narrator is a character in the story
3rd person – Narrator is not a character in the story
3rd person Omniscient – All-knowing , “Voice of God”-type narration </li></li></ul><li> Character<br />Protagonist – Main character, sometimes seen as the hero of a story<br />Antagonist – Goes against or conflicts with the protagonist<br />Static - Character that stays the same throughout the story<br />Dynamic - Character that changes (thoughts, how he/she treats others) during the story<br />
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