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Literary terms for a plot


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Literary terms for a plot

  1. 1. Literary Terms for story plots<br />What the heck is it all about?<br />
  2. 2. Plot<br />What happens in the story<br />
  3. 3. Conflict <br />With out some sort of tussle, there just isn’t a<br />story to read.<br />External conflict:<br />A character struggles against another person, group of people or force of nature (tornado or a bear).<br />Internal conflict: <br />A struggle that takes place in the character’s mind, like when a character must make a decision.<br />
  4. 4. Complications<br />Nothing is ever easy. There is always <br />something that makes life complicated for<br />the main character.<br />A series of events that make it very hard <br />or the character to get what he/she wants.<br />
  5. 5. Climax<br />It’s all downhill after this.<br />The story’s most emotional or suspenseful<br />moment. The point at which the conflict is <br />decided one way or another.<br />
  6. 6. Resolution<br />There isn’t anymore after this.<br />The last part of the story. The conflict is<br />resolved and the loose ends of the story<br />are tied up. This is how the story ends.<br />