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Types of Plot

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Haley Shaffer

on 16 February 2011

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Transcript of Types of Plot

PLOT Exposition
Rising Action
Falling Action
Resolution A subplot is composed of secondary events of a literary work. It is a secondary plot subordinate to the main plot of a fiction or drama. The subplot of a story involves a secondary conflict often occurring at the same time as the main plot.
What is the difference between a plot and subplot?
What is the purpose of a subplot?
How does identifying a subplot help you read a work of fiction? A parallel episode is a situation that occurs at the same time and mirrors the main plot. Examples of parallel episodes include a mad scientist frantically trying to bring a corpse to life while his faithful assistant tries to revive a dead ivy plant that he had been caring for or the knights of a kingdom battling a fierce dragon while the peasants of the village fight a corrupt king who has been wreaking havoc on their community. “Three Pigs”
What’s repeated in this story? Why do we have parallel episodes?
• makes predictable
• adds interest
• creates patterns Write an
example of a parallel
episode from your life, a
movie, or a book. • makes more interesting
• wider fan base
• more depth
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