8 terms

Dundee Grade 6- Elements of Plot

Major elements of plot
STUDY
PLAY
Exposition
Establishes the setting, introduces some of the main characters, explains background, and introduces the characters main conflict.
Foreshadowing
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
Rising Action
Adds complications to the conflict and leads to the climax of the story.
Suspense
Excited anticipation of an approaching climax.
(feeling of excitment before diving in)
Climax
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
(Jumping into the water)
Falling Action
All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of.
(landing safely in the water after diving in)
Resolution
End of the story where loose ends are tied up.
Theme
Central idea of a work of literature (love, justice, death, courage, escape, fear)

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