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Elements of Plot


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These are some basic elements of plot. We will be taking notes from this presentation in class and will be tested during this week and next.

Elements of Plot

  1. 1. ELEMENTS of PLOT Be sure to take notes of each slide and be prepared to apply the information you receive in today’s lesson.
  2. 2. <ul><li>All stories have a plot. </li></ul><ul><li>The plot is just a name for a sequence of events. </li></ul><ul><li>Every plot should have an Exposition, Rising and Falling action, Climax, and Resolution. </li></ul>Plot
  3. 3. The exposition is the part of a story when the character(s) and setting are introduced. Expostion EXPOSTION
  4. 4. Conflict Conflict is a struggle or problem. It occurs in 3 phases: Rising Action, Climax, and Falling Action. This adds suspense and excitement to a story. There are 4 types of conflict. EXPOSTION CONFLICT
  5. 5. Four Major Types of Conflict <ul><li>Character versus Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Character versus Themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Character versus Society </li></ul><ul><li>Character versus Character </li></ul>VS VS VS VS
  6. 6. Rising action is the events that increase the tension. These events lead to the climax. Rising Action EXPOSTION CONFLICT RISING ACTION
  7. 7. The climax can be one or many problems that create the high point of the story. Usually at the climax, you can foreshadow the story’s ending. Climax CLIMAX RISING ACTION CONFLICT EXPOSTION
  8. 8. Falling action is when the tension decreases and everything begins to settle down. Falling Action CLIMAX FALLING ACTION RISING ACTION CONFLICT EXPOSTION
  9. 9. Resolution is when the conflict has been solved and usually indicates the ending…and possibly even “happily ever after”. Resolution EXPOSTION CONFLICT RESOLUTION FALLING ACTION CLIMAX RISING ACTION
  10. 10. Plot Now that you have learned more about plot, Let’s review a few pointers about each element and make sure that our notes are complete . EXPOSTION RISING ACTION CLIMAX FALLING ACTION RESOLUTION