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12 terms

Vocab 4: Plot Structure

STUDY
PLAY
exposition
at the beginning, show (expose) the characters, setting, and background details
rising action
increasing tension through conflict and struggles
climax
the turning point in a plot where conflict is at its peak; moment of best or worst thing that could happen
falling action
working out the details and resolving conflicts that led to the climax
resolution
loose end are tied up and story comes to a close; things are resolved (fixed, solved)
external conflict
character struggles against another person or an outside force
internal conflict
a struggle within the character
prodigy
a young person having extraordinary talent or ability
brazen
extreme boldness or fearlessness
lapse
to sink or gradually slip away (into a coma, for example)
intuition
a sense of knowing without really thinking; gut feeling
sidekick
a close friend