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What are the stages or elements of a plot?


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Answered 2015-10-04 03:18:39

1) Exposition/Introduction: This part introduces the characters and their personalities.

2) Rising Action: This part helps recognize and reveal the conflicts of the characters to another character or to himself. This also shows the progression of the story.

3) Climax: This Part shows suspense (Turning point) In the novel that suprises the reader.

4) Falling Action or Resolution: this part demonstrates how the character had done accordingly in the rising action. (If we have a rising action we have the falling action.)

Major plot elements would be:

  • Character
  • Conflict
  • Complication
  • Crisis-Climax
  • Change
  • Resolution

There is, however, another school of thought that involves 8 parts of a plot:

  • Point of entrance
  • exposition
  • defining event
  • rising action
  • crisis
  • falling action
  • denouement
  • closure

To be technically correct, a plot can be generalized as "whats going to happen" in a story. All stories are different, and some will have more or less plot points than 5.

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Answered 2020-09-24 17:22:21

conflict, rising action, climax

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