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Holt Literature and Language Arts chapter 1

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plot
the series of events that make up a story
exposition
background information that establishes the setting and introduces the conflict and characters
The setting of the story is the ________ and ________ of the story
time; place
All stories must have a _________.
setting
A setting that is necessary to the story's _______ means that the story could not take place ________ ______
plot; anywhere else
The conflict in a story is a _______ between _________ opposing views or situations
struggle; two or more
The climax is the most ________ part of the story
exciting
The story's resolution is when the _________ problems are solved
characters'
slackening
lessening; slowing down
surged
moved in a wave
resilient
springy; quick to recover
savored
delighted in
headline
tells you who the news story is about
byline
who the article was written by
dateline
tells when and where the news event happened
lead
presents the most important info (usually in paragraphs 1-3)
inference
a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
1st part of a plot chart
exposition/basic situation
2nd part of a plot chart
rising action
3rd part of a plot chart
climax
4th part of a plot chart
falling action
last part of a plot chart
resolution