Presentation on theme: "Most stories have a plot with SIX parts…"— Presentation transcript:
1 Most stories have a plot with SIX parts… The sequence of events in a story….like aroad mapof the story’sevents……..Most stories have a plot with SIX parts…
2 Six Parts of Plot 1 4 3 5 2 Climax Rising Action Falling Action Resolution or DénouementNarrative Hook612Exposition
3 1. Exposition gives background information tells where the story takes placeusually introduces the charactersExample:Bob and Bo live in a small town near Austin during the 1950’s. Theygrew up next door to one another and were once close friends.
4 2. Narrative Hook (inciting incident) introduction of the story problem or conflictmay be later on in the book; notnecessarily at the beginning of the story ornovel… may be after rising actionExample:If someone is ALREADY angry, we, as readers, may find out why he/she first became angry later; even though other things at the beginning of the story add to the anger.
5 3. Rising Actiona series of events or problems that lead the main characters to deal with a major conflict. There can be many rising actions in a short story or novel.reveals the problem(s) or conflict(s) of the storyExample:As adults, Bob and Bo own the two auto repair shops in town and are now fierce rivals. Bob spreads a rumor that Bo is cheating his customers. In retaliation, Bo paints his shop’s name over Bob’s new advertising signs.
6 4. Climax part of the story when the conflict is dealt with usually the most intense part of the plotthe “turning point” of the storyExample:Bob and Bo both happen to be at the local diner one night, and after hollering insults across the room, they have a fist-fight.
7 Bob wins the fight, and Bo ends up in the hospital. 5. Falling Actionexplains the result(s) of the climaxExample:Bob wins the fight, and Bo ends up in the hospital.
8 6. Resolution/Denouement shows how the problem or conflictis solvedties up all the loose ends of the storyBE CAREFUL – some short stories do nothave a resolutionExample:Bob realizes that he never wanted to hurt his childhood friend, so he visits Bo at the hospital. He asks Bo for forgiveness, and their friendship is rekindled.
9 Typical Plot Map There are often more than three rising action events ina story,especiallyin a novel!ClimaxRising ActionFalling ActionRising ActionFalling ActionRising ActionResolutionNarrative HookThe plot map is a flow map with a modified shape.When creating a plot map, always use completesentences in each box!Exposition
10 SETTING Tells where and when a story takes place Usually revealed in the expositionCan have a huge impact on the story* Sets the mood- Charming old house vs. dark, mysterious mansion* In a novel that is historical fiction, the setting is a vital part of the story, affecting characters’ lives and major story events.- The story of a Holocaust survivor could NOT have taken place in Hawaii in the 1960’s!