Plot Terms

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Last updated: May 6, 2019
rising action
a related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the climax

climax
most exciting/intense moment of the story; turning point

falling action
events after the climax, leading to the resolution

resolution
how the conflict/problem of the story is solved

conflict
the “problem” that the protagonist has in his/her life

exposition
what “sets up” the story

setting
the place or time that the story takes place

situation/climate
what’s going on when we meet the characters; history; mood at the beginning

characters
people in a story

protagonist
“good guy” or main character

antagonist
“bad guy” or the person getting in the way of the protagonist

theme
an idea or message about life that we can see in a story

plot
the series of events in a story

dynamic character
has “drama” or many emotional states

static character
is the same throughout the story or is in the background

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