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Plot

STUDY
PLAY
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