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Exposition

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Provides important background information at the start of the rising action and introduces the setting, characters, and conflict(s).

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Rising Action

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The events in a story before the climax that advance the plot by adding complications and/or expanding conflicts.

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Climax

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Where the reader’s interest and emotional intensity are at their peak.

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Falling Action

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The events in a story after the climax; sometimes the resolution/denouement is also falling action.

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Resolution

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When action in the story is resolved; occurs after the climax.

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Foreshadow

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Hints about what will happen in the story.

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Symbol

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Person, place, activity or object that stands for something beyond itself.

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Verbal Irony

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When one thing is said but another thing is meant; puns are a kind of verbal
irony

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Dramatic Irony

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When the reader or viewer knows something that a character does not know;
as in a horror movie.

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Situational Irony

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An unexpected twist or contrast in what the reader or character expects and what occurs.