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Copy of Elements of Plot

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ELEMENTS OF PLOT
Exposition
The introductory material which gives you the setting, creates the tone, presents the characters, and presents other facts necessary to understanding the plot.
The use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later in the story.
Foreshadowing
Inciting Force
The event or character that triggers the conflict
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Rising Action
A series of events that builds from the conflict. It begins with the inciting force and ends with the climax.
Climax
Falling Action
Conflict
The essence of fiction. It creates plot. The conflicts we encounter can usually be identified as one of four kinds.
Person vs. Self
Person vs. Nature
Person vs. Person
Person vs. Society
The climax is the result of the crisis. It is the high point of the story for the reader. Frequently, it is the moment of the highest interest and greatest emotion. The point at which the outome of the conflict can be predicted.
Crisis
The conflict reaches a turning point. At this point, the opposing forces in the story meet and the conflict becomes more intense. The crisis occurs before or at the same time as the climax.
The events after the climax that close the story.
Resolution
Rounds out and concludes the story.
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