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Exposition, Conflict, Inciting Incident, Rising Action, Climax, Crisis, Falling Action, Resolution
introductory material in a work of fiction
-introduces characters and often conflict
-supplies other facts necessary to understanding
-usually at beginning of the work
struggle between two opposing forces
-external (man vs character, man vs nature, man vs society)
-internal (man vs self)
-man vs fate
often more than one type in a work, but one will dominate
-Moment of greatest emotional intensity in drama
-In fiction, may occur at the same time as crisis but doesn't have to
-The episode or incident in which situation of the main character is certain to either worsen or improve
-Used to be in middle, but in modern works has moved to end
-French for "unknotting"
-Final unraveling of a plot (solution of a mystery, etc.)
-In tragedy sometimes aka catastrophe
Feeling of growing curiosity or anxiety about the outcome of events in a literary work; it is what keeps you turning the pages
* Two Types
-One is where the outcome is uncertain and the suspense is in the question of who or what or how
-The other is when the outcome is already known and the suspense is in how the story gets there
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