Exposition The beginning of the story. Introduces the characters and setting. Characters can be major, minor, round, flat, dynamic, or static. They can be developed directly or indirectly
Rising Action Story starts to get interesting and the conflict is introduced.
Conflicts Internal conflicts – a struggle within a character – Person VS Self External Conflicts – a struggle with an outside force – Person VS Person, Person VS Nature, Person VS Technology.
Climax The reason your read The most intense moment The turning point
Falling Action The tension begins to calm down Loose ends are tied up
Resolution The problem is solved and the story comes to an end.
Through a well-developed plot: The author will communicate a theme or message about life. Use various literary elements such as figurative language, foreshadowing, flashbacks, etc. Use many points of view such as first, second, and third person – limited or omniscient.
Assignment Summarize the events of each plot component for The 11:59. You can use the textbook and pages to create a document.