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Plot Structure

Understanding the Structure of a Story
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Brittany Forbes

on 21 November 2013

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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, inciting action, rising actions, climax, falling actions, resolution, 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?
Can you think of any other movie or book examples of 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?
Can you think of any more examples of rising actions?
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?
Can you think of other examples of plot climaxes?
The resolution is the outcome of the climax.
What is the resolution?
How is this the resolution of the story?
Can you think of resolutions to other plots?
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?
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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