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ELEMENTS OF A
    STORY
    ENG1D
The 4 Main Elements
Plot

   something needs to happen or it’s tough to have a story

Characters

   if you’re telling a s...
Today’s
 focus:
PLOT

Plot Structure
Climbing the Plot Line
                         6. Climax

                  5. Crisis

         4. Complications

       ...
7 Points on a Plot Curve
Exposition

  the introduction: where we’re EXPOSed to the characters and
  essential details

In...
7 Points on a Plot Curve
Crisis

  the largest problem the main character encounters

  often the turning point

Complicat...
7 Points on a Plot Curve
Conflict

  an ongoing struggle between 2 opposing forces, ideas, or people

  can take different f...
7 Points on a Plot Curve

Climax

  the emotional peak of the story

  where the conflict reaches its ultimate intensity / ...
7 Points on a Plot Curve

Resolution (aka denouement)

  “Tying up loose ends”

  sorting out the details that are left af...
Climbing the Plot Line
Climbing the Plot Line




1. Exposition
Climbing the Plot Line




2. Inciting Moment
1. Exposition
Climbing the Plot Line




     3. Conflict
2. Inciting Moment
1. Exposition
Climbing the Plot Line



         4. Complications


     3. Conflict
2. Inciting Moment
1. Exposition
Climbing the Plot Line

                  5. Crisis

         4. Complications


     3. Conflict
2. Inciting Moment
1. Exp...
Climbing the Plot Line
                         6. Climax

                  5. Crisis

         4. Complications


     3...
Climbing the Plot Line
                         6. Climax

                  5. Crisis

         4. Complications

       ...
Ideally, it looks like this:
                                    6. Climax


                            5. Crisis

      ...
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  1. 1. ELEMENTS OF A STORY ENG1D
  2. 2. The 4 Main Elements Plot something needs to happen or it’s tough to have a story Characters if you’re telling a story, you likely need someone to be in it! Setting your story has to take place somewhere! Point of View who is telling your story?
  3. 3. Today’s focus: PLOT Plot Structure
  4. 4. Climbing the Plot Line 6. Climax 5. Crisis 4. Complications 7. Resolution 3. Conflict 2. Inciting Moment 1. Exposition
  5. 5. 7 Points on a Plot Curve Exposition the introduction: where we’re EXPOSed to the characters and essential details Inciting moment aka: narrative hook where the action kicks into gear the conflict is introduced here where it starts to get interesting
  6. 6. 7 Points on a Plot Curve Crisis the largest problem the main character encounters often the turning point Complications obstructions that prevent the main character from solving the crisis may be minor conflicts or problems
  7. 7. 7 Points on a Plot Curve Conflict an ongoing struggle between 2 opposing forces, ideas, or people can take different forms: human vs. human human vs. nature human vs. himherself the emotional peak of the story
  8. 8. 7 Points on a Plot Curve Climax the emotional peak of the story where the conflict reaches its ultimate intensity / complication main character gets the best or worst of the conflict (wins or loses)
  9. 9. 7 Points on a Plot Curve Resolution (aka denouement) “Tying up loose ends” sorting out the details that are left after the climax conflict is resolved, and the story has finished
  10. 10. Climbing the Plot Line
  11. 11. Climbing the Plot Line 1. Exposition
  12. 12. Climbing the Plot Line 2. Inciting Moment 1. Exposition
  13. 13. Climbing the Plot Line 3. Conflict 2. Inciting Moment 1. Exposition
  14. 14. Climbing the Plot Line 4. Complications 3. Conflict 2. Inciting Moment 1. Exposition
  15. 15. Climbing the Plot Line 5. Crisis 4. Complications 3. Conflict 2. Inciting Moment 1. Exposition
  16. 16. Climbing the Plot Line 6. Climax 5. Crisis 4. Complications 3. Conflict 2. Inciting Moment 1. Exposition
  17. 17. Climbing the Plot Line 6. Climax 5. Crisis 4. Complications 7. Resolution 3. Conflict 2. Inciting Moment 1. Exposition
  18. 18. Ideally, it looks like this: 6. Climax 5. Crisis 4. Complications 3. Conflict 2. Inciting Moment 7. Resolution 1. Exposition

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