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Plot Structure

The steps of a plot in the story.

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Describes events that make up a story, or the main part of the story. Plot
Any struggle between opposing forces; a problem the character faces. Conflict
A series of related events that create suspense, interest, and tension in a story. It can include characters' decisions, personal problems, and even problems from the past that together create turns and twists leading to a climax. Rising Action
The turning point or point of highest tension and drama, and can be the time when the solution is given. Climax
This occurs right after the climax when the main problem of the story resolves, and it wraps up the story by giving answers to questions and lead us to closure. Falling Action
This is the background information within a story and can be about the setting, characters' backstories, prior plot events, historical context, etc. Exposition
The final part of the story when all the problems are solved or a solution is found for a complicated issue in a story. Resolution
Created by: KNorvell