Literature-Plot and Story Analysis Unit 1

Define “plot”
A series of scenes traces a conflict.

Define “conflict”.
A struggle between opposing forces.

Define “internal conflict”.
The kind of struggle that takes place within the mind of a character.

What is the “exposition” in the stage of a typical plot?
It is the stage that introduces the setting and characters and establishes mood.

What is the “rising action” in the stage of a typical plot?
It is the stage when complications arise as the main character struggles to resolve the conflict.

What is the “climax” in the stage of a typical plot?
It is the stage where the turning point in the story takes place. It is the moment of the greatest suspense.

What is the “falling action” in the stage of a typical plot?
The stage that shows the results of the decision or action that happened in the climax.

What is the “resolution” in the stage of a typical plot?
It is the stage that reveals the final outcome of the story and ties up loose ends.