Presentation on theme: "Identifying the Elements of A Plot Diagram. Plot (definition) Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Every plot is."— Presentation transcript:
1. Exposition This usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main conflict (main problem). O FFICIAL DEFINITION : where the characters, setting, and part of the conflict is introduced. PROTAGONIST – main character or the hero ANTAGONIST – the villain or anything that is against the main character SETTING – Where and when the story takes place.
2. Rising Action This part of the story begins to develop the conflict(s). A building of interest or suspense occurs. O FFICIAL D EFINITION : Where the characters take STEPS in a series of events to try to solve the problem.
3. Climax This is the turning point of the story. Usually the main character comes face to face with a conflict. The main character will change in some way. O FFICIAL D EFINITION : Where the tension is at its peak and the reader asks, “What will happen next?!” It is the turning point in the story.
4. Falling Action All loose ends of the plot are tied up. The conflict(s) and climax are taken care of O FFICIAL D EFINITION : Where the characters are still taking steps in a series of events, but the loose ends are being tied up and the answers to our questions are being provided by the author.
5. Resolution The story comes to a reasonable ending. O FFICIAL D EFINITION : the outcome or conclusion of the story.
Remember: The PLOT of a story moves like a roller coaster Climax of the story is at the most exciting point Rising Action/Excitement builds Falling Action
Putting It All Together 1. Exposition 2. Rising Action 3. Climax 4. Falling Action 5. Resolution Beginning of Story Middle of Story End of Story