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narrative elements

Events that have taken place before the story begins. Antecedent Action
The writer introduces setting, character, and mood, providing description and background. This sets the "normal" state of the world for the protagonist. Exposition.
The event which introduces the conflict and starts the rising action. This event changes the "normal" for the protagonist and sets up the obstacle to overcome, or the goal to achieve. Initial/inciting incident
The relevant events which create suspense, interest, and tension leading to the climax. Rising Action
The turning point of the story, and usually the highest point of emotional intensity. The point where the protagonist must face their most important conflict, either overcomes or is defeated by the conflict they are facing. Climax.
Events that happen as a result of the climax. Falling Action
The conclusion of a story or novel plot; the answer to the conflict. Resolution.
The final part to the story which ties up any loose ends or answers any remaining questions. Denouement.
A character or force that opposes the major
Created by: Gingerbe16



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