11 terms

Chapter 1: Telling Stories

STUDY
PLAY

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Exposition
provides an introduction to the character(s), the conflict, and the basic setting
rising action
reveals the complication in more detail
Climax
the moment of greatest tension in a story, a turning point (for better or worse) in addressing the conflict or complication
falling action
what unravels after the climax
denouement
where complications are resolved and the story comes to an end
Freytag's Pyramid
exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution
Act 1
introduces your characters
Act 2
reveals the complication
Act 3
resolves the conflict/crisis, and finishes the story
complication
any problem that a person encounters
resolution
any change in the characters or situation that resolves the complication