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Plot Structure

Understanding the Structure of a Story

Lori Young

on 13 June 2017

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Transcript of Plot Structure

What is plot?
A plot is the structure of a story.
The parts of a plot include the exposition, conflict, rising actions, climax, falling actions, resolution (denouement), and setting.
What are the parts of a plot?
The exposition is the beginning of the story; it tells us about the characters and the setting.
What is the exposition?
How is this an exposition?
Rising actions are events related to the conflict. These move us towards the height of the problem.
What is a rising action?
How is this a rising action?
The climax of the story is the height of the conflict for the main character(s).
What is a climax?
How is this the climax of a story?
The resolution is the outcome of the climax.
What is the resolution?
How is this the resolution of the story?
Do all plots have resolutions?
What is setting?
The setting is the when and where of a plot.
How would you describe the when and where of
The Lion King
clips we've seen today?
What are falling actions?
Falling actions are events after the climax that lead towards a resolution.
How are these events falling actions?
What is the inciting action that begins the conflict?
The inciting action is the start of the conflict; in other words, when we first notice there's a problem.
How is this an inciting action?
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