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Plot and Setting in Literature

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Jennifer Orlowsky

on 16 November 2012

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How to determine when and where a story takes place and how the events play out Plot and Setting in Literature The setting is the historical moment in time and the geographic location in which a story takes place. Setting http://www.speakaboos.com/story/hansel-and-gretel What is the SETTING of this story? Plot is another literary term that means the events that make up a story. Plot can also be called a "storyline." Plot is made up of five different parts: the exposition, the rising action, the climax, the falling action, and the resolution. Plot The FALLING ACTION is the action that follows directly after the climax. This is where problems begin unwinding. The CLIMAX is the point of greatest excitement or highest tension in the story. In the EXPOSITION, characters are introduced, the setting is shown, and background information is revealed. http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/sequence.html The RESOLUTION is the point of the story when problems are resolved, either with a positive or negative outcome. Jack and Jill: A Perfect Example of Plot! http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/setting.html Watch this interactive clip about setting to learn more RISING ACTION refers to the exposure of a problem and the building of tension in a story. Let's test your knowledge of PLOT...in your notes, draw a plot diagram like the one from this slide show. After you have watched "Thriller," diagram the plot with events from the video. A traditional plot diagram looks like this: Plot diagram
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