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Flashcards in Plot Chart Deck (13):
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Plot

Sequence of events including the exposition, rising action, turning point, falling action, and resolution

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Exposition

The introduction of characters, setting, and the basic situation

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Rising Action

The events rising to the climax or turning point

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Climax

The high point of interest or suspense in a story

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Turning Point

The point in the story where a significant change occurs

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Falling Action

The events leading to the end of the central conflict or turning point

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Resolution

The conclusion of the conflict when the problem is “solved”

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Conflict

When one character struggles against oneself or an outside force, such as another character (internal and external)

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Style

The way an author uses words to express his/her ideas (The form/way of HOW the story is written). Ex. rhyming, rule of three, etc.

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Setting

The time and place a story takes place

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Tone

The speaker’s/writer’s attitude toward the subject (the attitude or EMOTION of the story). Ex. sad, suspenseful, etc.

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Internal Conflict

When a character struggles against oneself. When the character struggles with something INside (INternal) of their self--such as thoughts/feelings. Ex. Being lost, afraid, confused, etc.

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External Conflict

When a character struggles against an outside force. When the character struggles with something outside (EXTernal = think of EXIT = outside) of their self--such as nature or other characters. Ex. Tornadoes, bullies, famine, etc.