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Elements of Plot Structure
Transcript of Elements of Plot Structure
of Plot: The start of the story, the situation before the action starts.
Provides background information, sets the scene and establishes potential for conflict Exposition The series of conflicts and crisis in the story
that lead to the climax.
Antagonism is heightened Rising Action The turning point, the most intense moment
—either mentally or in action Climax All of the action which follows the climax
Immediate consequences of crisis Falling Action The conclusion, the tying together of all of the threads
Unravels all the tensions, most questions are answered, and characters lfet to deal with consequences of conflict Resolution ELEMENTS OF PLOT STRUCTURE Flashback: Enhances story by providing past
information, moves it forward, keeps it on
track, and keeps reader interested. Foreshadowing: Enhances story by adding
anticipation, mood, and atmosphere about
what might happen.