This is where some basic information is laid out for the reader. The author oftentimes introduces the main characters, the plot, the setting, and maybe the theme. No real “action” occurs.
Rising Action The rising action of a novel is a series of events that eventually leads to the climax of the novel. A lot happens in this section, and this is usually where most of the novel is!
Climax The climax of the novel is the turning point of the novel: it is what the rising action has been leading up to the whole time!
Falling Action The falling action comes after the climax in a novel: it ties up loose ends and leads to...
The Resolution! The resolution in a novel is the end. It brings the story and the novel to a close. The resolution can leave us feeling happy, sad, confused, resentful, rambunctious, amazed or any number of things!