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Plot Elements of a Short Story

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  • Q1
    What is the climax of a short story?
    Events/tensions are beginning to build between the conflict and the protagonist
    Goal is resolved and conflict ends
    Protagonist faces main conflict (struggle) and is start of turning point
    Main characters and settings are introduced
  • Q2
    True/False: The five elements of plot in a short story are Introduction, Rising Action, Falling Action, Climax, and Conclusion
  • Q3
    What would the "Falling Action" be for a short story such as Cinderella
    Cinderella lives unhappily with her step-mother and two step sisters; an invitation to a ball at the palace arrives
    The prince visits the home of Cinderella; the two sisters try to fit in to the slipper, but Cinderella appears is discovered to be the wearer of the slipper.
    Cinderella and the prince prepare to marry.
  • Q4
    (Blank) is the element in a short story when the events begin to get resolved and loose ends begin to be tied up.
    Rising Action
    Falling Action
  • Q5
    (Blank) is the element in a short story when the events begin to ramp up.
    Falling Action
    Rising Action

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