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The Five Elements of Plot

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Transcript of The Five Elements of Plot

Exposition
The Five Elements of Plot
Rising Action
Climax
Resolution
Falling Action
NOW, IT'S YOUR TURN!
The first stage of a plot, where necessary background information is provided.
A set of conflicts of a story's plot leading up to the climax.
The turning point of the action in the story. The climax represents the point of greatest tension in the work.
In the plot of a story, the action following the climax of the work that moves it towards its denouement or resolution.
The sorting out or unraveling of a plot at the end of a story.
References
DiYanni, R. (2002). Glossary of fiction terms. Online Learning Center. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

The Illustration Art. (2011, April 3). The tale of the three brothers. Retrieved March 17, 2009.

Sanders, R. (2012). Snow white and the huntsman. Universal Pictures.
The Tale of the Three Brothers
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution
Three wizard brothers come across a bridge. They are unable to pass, so they use magic to reconstruct the bridge. Death appears and feels cheated by them.
Death "rewards" them for outsmarting him. The oldest brother receives the most powerful wand in existence. The second brother receives a resurrection stone that can bring people back to life. The third brother asks for an invisibility cloak. The two older brothers begin to use their rewards for immoral reasons.
The two older brothers' gifts transform into curses that lead to their deaths.
Death tries to claim the third brother, but could not locate him for many years.
The third brother dies from old age, rather than from greed and selfishness.
Exposition:

Rising Action:

Climax:

Falling Action:

Resolution:
What is your favorite fairy tale?
Snow White was orphaned at a young age because her stepmother murdered her father. Her stepmother is a vain woman that worships a mirror.
The mirror tells the queen that she is no longer the "fairest of them all"because Snow White has become of age to claim that title. The queen sends a huntsman to kill her. The huntsman does not kill her, instead he protects her.
The queen has failed in attempting to kill Snow White several times. She takes matters into her own hands and poisons her with a deadly apple. Shortly after her "funeral," she is awakened by a kiss from the huntsman. She then forms an army to rebel against her stepmother.
Snow White leads an army of her faithful followers to battle against the queen in her castle.
Snow White defeats her evil stepmother and takes her rightful place as Queen in her father's kingdom.
The beginning of a story that
gives important background information.
A series of conflicts that lead
to the climax of a story.
The turning point of the story where
Action or event that leads
the resolution of the story.
the most tension is seen in the conflict(s).
The unraveling of the plot; the
end result of the conflict.
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