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PLOT: -Plot os what gets the readers interested in reading a story in the first place; however, plot rarely the most important element of a good story. - Plot is the organized pattern or sequence of events that make up a story. Every plot is made up to a series of incidents that are related to one another. - Elements of the plot: prologue or exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution or Denouement. Prologue/ Exposition: this usually occurs at the beginning of a short story. Here the characters are introduced. We also learn about the setting of the story. Most importantly, we are introduced to the main conflict (main problem). Rising action: This part of the story begins to develop the conflict (s). A building of interest or suspense accurs. Complication: Occurs when someone or something opposes the protagonist. Climax: This is the running point of the story. Usually the main character comer face to face with the conflict. The main character will change in some way. Falling action: all loose ends of the plot are tired up. The conflict (s) and the climax are taken care of. (If we have a rising action we have a falling action). Resolution/ Denoucement: The story comer to a reasonable ending. This is the lesson learned, the after-thoughts, from the character's choices made in seeking their desire. If the character happens not to realize his or her mistake, then os the place where the reader will understand the result of the character's actions, no matter how naive or in denial the character

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