13 terms

Plot Map Review

STUDY
PLAY

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Exposition
Introduces the characters, describes the setting and establishes the problem in the story
Conflict
involves a struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist and an antagonist
Rising Action
where the suspense builds and the problem gets worse and becomes more complicated.
Climax
turning point in the story.
usually the most exciting part in the story
the heart of the story
Falling Action
events that happen after the climax that lead to a resolution or ending to the story
Resolution
the outcome of the story. how things end up or turn out for the characters
Setting
The time and place of a story
Man vs Man
conflict, or struggle of one character (person) against another, or different character (person)
Man vs Nature
conflict, or struggle, between a character or many characters and something that is caused by nature (hot, extreme cold, earthquake)
Man vs Society
conflict, or struggle of one character (person) with some element of society - the school, the law.
the person not being accepted in a group
Man vs Self
internal conflict, or struggle with yourself.

mental or emotional battle with acceptance,

the questioning of evaluating of own self
Theme
the MESSAGE of the text
Summary
A retelling of the most important parts of what was read.

Main Idea + Supporting Details = Summary

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