Plot Structure Notes - Plot Structures by pptfiles

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									                                     Plot Structures


 I.       Exposition – Detailed information about a character.
 II.      Plot – Storyline
 III.     Rising Action – Events leading to the climax
 IV.      Turing Point (the Climax) the event that changes a character
 V.       Falling Action Events after the turning point (or climax). Also known as
          Resolution.

                                6 Things that affect PLOT:
1. Character’s Motivation – What makes the character do what he/she is doing in the
story
2. Character’s Discoveries – What the character discovers about himself and others(as
the story progresses)
3. Theme - underlying point of the story
4. Language:
      a. Word choice/style used to create characters
      b. Dialect: a form of speech peculiar to a district, class, or person.
      c. Point-of-view: the narrative point of a literary work, commonly either first-
person or third-persons.
5. Empathy – Understanding and entering another’s feelings.
6. Suspense – Anticipation of an approaching climax

                              Other Drama Vocabulary
1.   Monologue – a long speech made by one person.
2.   Dialogue – conversation between two or more people.
3.   Protagonist – main character
4.   Antagonist – someone who offers opposition to the main character
5.   Breaking the Forth Wall – refers to a character directly addressing an audience, or
     actively acknowledging that the characters an actions are not real.

								
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