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SHORT STORY UNIT
Plot Structure in Short Stories PLOT – the series of related events  that make up a story -- Plot is what happens in a story
Plot Pyramid This is the plot pyramid we will use for this class.
Plot Components Exposition:   the start of the story, the situation before the action starts, characters, setting, backgro...
Conflict <ul><li>the struggle between two forces in a story.  </li></ul><ul><li>Without conflict, there is no plot. </li><...
Internal Conflict <ul><li>Struggle that takes place within a character’s mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs, desires, emotio...
External Conflict <ul><li>When a character struggles against some outside force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Another character </...
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Weber Plot Pyramid

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Weber Plot Pyramid

  1. 1. SHORT STORY UNIT
  2. 2. Plot Structure in Short Stories PLOT – the series of related events that make up a story -- Plot is what happens in a story
  3. 3. Plot Pyramid This is the plot pyramid we will use for this class.
  4. 4. Plot Components Exposition: the start of the story, the situation before the action starts, characters, setting, background information Rising Action: the series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to the climax, Suspense builds Climax: the turning point, the most intense moment—either mentally or in action Falling Action: all of the action which follows the climax Resolution: the conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads. Problems are solved
  5. 5. Conflict <ul><li>the struggle between two forces in a story. </li></ul><ul><li>Without conflict, there is no plot. </li></ul><ul><li>The action or struggle </li></ul>
  6. 6. Internal Conflict <ul><li>Struggle that takes place within a character’s mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs, desires, emotions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. External Conflict <ul><li>When a character struggles against some outside force </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Another character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mother nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Examples? </li></ul></ul></ul>

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