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what is plot?

the series of events in a story

what are the four stages of plot?

exposition, rising action, climax, and resolution

what happens during the exposition?

characters are introduced, the setting is established, author gives useful and needed background info, reader gets the "basic situation" there might be a hint at the conflict

what happens during rising action?

character tries to solve the conflict, may have several "road blocks", characters and conflict are fully developed, suspense builds and reader becomes involved

during which stage of plot does the character try to solve the conflict?

rising action

during which stage of plot does the character have several "road blocks"

rising action

during which stage of plot do the characters and conflict become fully developed?

rising action

during which stage of plot does the suspense build and reader becomes involved?

rising action

when are the characters are introduced?

exposition

when is the setting established?

exposition

when does the author give useful and needed background info?

exposition

when does the reader get the "basic situation?"

exposition

when might there be a hint at the conflict?

exposition

what stage of plot is normally the longest part of a story?

rising action

what happens during the climax?

scene where the character solves, or is defeated by the conflict, turning point of the story, most exciting, suspenseful, dramatic part of the story, reader can then predict the rest of the story

where is the scene where the character solves, or is defeated by the conflict

climax

when is the turning point of the story?

climax

when is the most exciting, suspenseful, dramatic part of the story?

climax

when can the reader predict the rest of the story?

climax

what happens during the resolution?

the theme of the story becomes clear, the character has changed or learned something, the solution to the conflict and other parts of the story is explained, situation becomes better or the character meets tragic ending, overall conclusion, not too long

where does the theme of the story become clear?

resolution

where does the character change or learn something?

resolution

when does the solution to the conflict and other parts of the story explained?

resolution

when does the situation become better or the character meets tragic ending?

resolution

when does the overall conclusion occur?

resolution

what is normally the shortest part of the story?

resolution

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