Literary Analysis - Jefferson County Public Schools

Literary Analysis - Jefferson County Public Schools

Literary Analysis: Story Elements Analyzing a Story Parts of the Plot Exposition: introduction of the setting, characters, and basic situation, usually found in the first few paragraphs

Conflict: the storys central problem Rising Action: events that increase the tension (excitement) in the story and lead up to the climax Parts of the Plot (cont.) Climax: high point of the story, when the

storys outcome (ending) becomes clear Falling Action: events that follow the climax Resolution: the final outcome of the story, or how it ends; this is when the main conflict or conflicts are resolved

Also important is the Theme-life lesson taught by the story; how does it apply to YOU? Remember . . . Rising Action events are BEFORE the climax

Falling Action events are AFTER the climax CLIMAX is the point when the reader knows what the outcome of the story will be

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