The steps of the cell cycle in order are: Interphase Mitosis: Prophase Mitosis: Metaphase Mitosis: Anaphase Mitosis: Telophase Cytokinesis But the main parts are: Interphase Mitosis Cytokinesis These are the six steps of the cell cycle. Even the basic parts!
Just like the cycle of the seasons, the cell cycle is a set of events that regularly repeats. However, the cell cycle includes several steps and deals with a cell constantly dividing (creating new cells), while the cycle of the seasons deals with weather.
The main steps in the diploid life cycle are: meiosis, to gametes, to fertilization, to zygote, to diploid individuals, to a reproductive cell If you are mainly concentrating on the steps I guess you could say Meiosis and Fertilization.