Vocab 4: Plot Structure

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exposition

at the beginning, show (expose) the characters, setting, and background details

rising action

increasing tension through conflict and struggles

climax

the turning point in a plot where conflict is at its peak; moment of best or worst thing that could happen

falling action

working out the details and resolving conflicts that led to the climax

resolution

loose end are tied up and story comes to a close; things are resolved (fixed, solved)

external conflict

character struggles against another person or an outside force

internal conflict

a struggle within the character

prodigy

a young person having extraordinary talent or ability

brazen

extreme boldness or fearlessness

lapse

to sink or gradually slip away (into a coma, for example)

intuition

a sense of knowing without really thinking; gut feeling

sidekick

a close friend

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