Presentation on theme: "Most stories have a plot with SIX parts…"— Presentation transcript:
1Most 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…
2Six Parts of Plot 1 4 3 5 2 Climax Rising Action Falling Action Resolution or DénouementNarrative Hook612Exposition
31. 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.
42. 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.
53. 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.
64. 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.
7Bob 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.
86. 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.
9Typical 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
10SETTING 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!