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The terms on a plot map.


characters, setting, basic situation

inciting incident

event that sparks the problem



rising action

series of events leading up to the climax


turning point


includes every event after the climax

falling action

events after the climax, before the resolution




author's message

point of view

perspective from which the story is being told

first person

narrator uses "I"

third person limited

story is told by one character, doesn't know the whole story

third person omniscent

narrator is aware of all of the feeling of all of the characters

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