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Plot Academic Voc.

TermDefinition
Plot All the events that make up a story
Exposition the beginning of a story which gives you background information about events, settings, characters etc. to the audience or readers
Rising action Happens in the beginning of plot. You learn about the conflict/problem the main character faces. Action builds up
Climax Also called the turning point. Is the most exciting part of the story. Readers wonder, “What will the characters do?”
Falling action all of the action that follows the climax. Action falls and events lead to resolution
Resolution Last part of the plot. The characters solve the problem that started the story. You learn how the characters react to the events or how they change.
Foreshadowing When the author gives the reader a hint of something that is going to happen in the story before it happens.
1st person point of view Narrator is using their "spoken" voice. I went to the store to purchase some new shoes.
third person Omniscient Narrator knows the thoughts of every character.
third person limited Narrator knows the thoughts of only ONE character.
Character VS. Character The main character has a problem with another character in the story.
Character VS. Nature The main character has problems with the forces of nature.
Character VS. Society The main character has problems with a larger group: community, society, culture
Character VS. Self The main character has a problem with themselves (inner conflict)
Created by: cigarza