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Elements of a Story: Plot
Transcript of Elements of a Story: Plot
What is a PLOT?
The plot is how the author arranges events to develop his basic idea; It is the sequence of events in a story or play.
The plot is a planned, logical series of events having a beginning, middle, and end.
There are five essential parts of plot:
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The beginning of the story where the characters and the setting is revealed.
This is where the events in the story become complicated and the conflict in the story is revealed (events between the introduction and climax).
This is the highest point of interest and the turning point of the story. The reader wonders what will happen next; will the conflict be resolved or not?
The events and complications begin to resolve themselves. The reader knows what has happened next and if the conflict was resolved or not (events between climax and denouement).
This is the final outcome or untangling of events in the story.
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This is where the action begins; the part that grabs the reader’s attention
Here, characters take some action to resolve conflict but are instead met with more problems such as danger, hostility, fear, or even a new threatening situation.
A story may include some literary devices like:
This is a writers’ technique in which the author interrupts the plot of the story to recreate an incident of an earlier time (goes back in time; like giving the reader a memory). This device is often used to provide additional information to the reader.
This is a writers’ technique in which the author provides clues or hints as to what is going to happen later in the story. It’s like the music in a scary movie when we know that something bad is about to happen.
The feeling of excitement or tragic