Writing in the Classroom: High School: Plot Development

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  1. plot
    the story that is told, as in a novel, play, movie, etc.
  2. subplot
    a subordinate or secondary story in a work of fiction
  3. exposition
    an account that sets forth the intent of a story
  4. setting
    the context and environment in which something is situated
  5. context
    the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation
  6. scenery
    the painted structures of a stage set suggesting a locale
  7. prop
    an object used on the set of a play or movie
  8. prologue
    an introductory section of a novel or other literary work
  9. introduction
    the first section of a communication
  10. action
    the series of events that form a plot
  11. rising action
    a series of plot events that build up toward the climax
  12. conflict
    opposition in a work of fiction between characters or forces
  13. climax
    the decisive moment in a novel or play
  14. falling action
    series of plot events following the climax of a narrative
  15. resolution
    the way the main complication of a literary work is settled
  16. denouement
    the resolution of the main complication of a literary work
  17. conclusion
    the last section of a communication
  18. epilogue
    a short section at the end of a literary work
  19. character
    an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction
  20. protagonist
    the principal character in a work of fiction
  21. antagonist
    the main character who opposes the protagonist in a narrative or play
  22. foil
    a person or thing that serves to contrast with another
  23. dialogue
    the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
  24. monologue
    a dramatic speech by a single actor
  25. soliloquy
    a dramatic speech giving the illusion of unspoken reflection
Created on July 28, 2022 (updated August 2, 2022)

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