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Plot: The Rise and Fall of

Lesson on the rising, falling action, climax and resolution literary devices
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Nathanael Underhill

on 31 August 2010

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Transcript of Plot: The Rise and Fall of

How was Julius Caesar? Suprises? Questions? How was locating
Literary Elements? Successes? Challenges? Today we study 4
related literary devices Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution noun
a related series of incidents in a
literary plot that build toward the
point of greatest interest. noun
1.
the highest or most intense point in
the development or resolution of something;
culmination.
2.
(in a dramatic or literary work)
a decisive moment that is of maximum
intensity or is a major turning point in a plot. noun
the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved. a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc. What might the following mean?
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
Resolution King Arthur
Main Plots
Chapter Plots
(pick one) The Tempest
Main plot
Subplot Greek & Roman MYths Pair Up With partner...
ID the four Literary Elements
ID support for your choices
Be ready to contribute FABLE The Frogs Desiring a King


The Frogs were living as happy as could be in a marshy swamp
that just suited them; they went splashing about caring for nobody
and nobody troubling with them. But some of them thought that
this was not right, that they should have a king and a proper
constitution, so they determined to send up a petition to Jove to
give them what they wanted. "Mighty Jove," they cried, "send unto
us a king that will rule over us and keep us in order." Jove
laughed at their croaking, and threw down into the swamp a huge
Log, which came downrplashto the swamp. The Frogs
were frightened out of their lives by the commotion made in their
midst, and all rushed to the bank to look at the horrible monster;
but after a time, seeing that it did not move, one or two of the
boldest of them ventured out towards the Log, and even dared to
touch it; still it did not move. Then the greatest hero of the
Frogs jumped upon the Log and commenced dancing up and down upon
it, thereupon all the Frogs came and did the same; and for some
time the Frogs went about their business every day without taking
the slightest notice of their new King Log lying in their midst.
But this did not suit them, so they sent another petition to Jove,
and said to him, "We want a real king; one that will really rule
over us." Now this made Jove angry, so he sent among them a big
Stork that soon set to work gobbling them all up. Then the Frogs
repented when too late.


Better no rule than cruel rule. Your Task
Finish Reading Julius Caesar
Active Reading
ID Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.
Use note cards to record your answers and provide support for your answers. The Tempest
RISING ACTION EXAMPLE

Event 1: The storm/tempest in scene one where the boat looks like is going to sink.

Supporting Reason: This is rising action because the storm is getting worse and worse and then all the characters give up hope and say it is going to sink. We learn later that the important people on this boat are involved in ruining Prospero's life. It looks like Prospero is going to get a chance to get even. Hey that is cool!
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