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16 Cards in this Set

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background information such as characters, places, time period, any relevant information a reader needs to know; several pieces of information
narrative hook
the single event that captures the reader's attention and grabs interest; very beginning of problem, what causes problem
rising action
conflicts are introduced; story gets more exciting; suspense is introduced; bulk of story takes place; many events
climax/turning point
determines the final outcome of story; highest point of action in the story; 1 event; doesn't always occur in middle of story
falling action
result of climax; action slows down; some conclusion must take place; leads to resolution; a few events
resolution/ denouement
conflict ends outcome of story is clear
the events of the plot are designed to...
arouse and satisfy the reader's curiosity
a struggle or clash that drives the plot is known as the story's...
the main struggle in the story...
can be external or internal
an external conflict in a story...
involves a character and another person or thing
which of the following is not a part of a story's plot?
b)complication (rising action)
which of the following is an example of internal conflict?
a)a hiker must cross a dangerous river
b)a boy struggles to overcome his shyness
c)the team captain and the coach argue about a play
d)the stepsisters ridicule Cinderella
b)a boy struggles to overcome his shyness
the basic situation of a story
introduces the characters and their conflicts
which part of a story is most likely to engage the reader's emotions?
denouement is a french word that means
unraveling the knot
the purpose of the resolution is to
tie up the loose ends and "close" the story