Dramatic Structure • Please title a new page in the “Literary Terms” section of your notebook “Dramatic Structure” and copy all of the following information
DRAMATIC STRUCTURE CHART • Turning point in the plot • Crisis point or point of greatest tension • Main conflict introduced • Minor plot developments are resolved • Setting given • Main characters introduced • Basic informa-tion given to understand plot Plot Development/Level of Tension • Main conflict is resolved • Protagonist involved in resolution Time Exposition Rising ActionClimaxFalling ActionResolution
Exposition • Setting • Where = geographic location • When = date, season, time of day • Why = the situation in which the story is set (context) • Main Characters • Protagonist/Name (Flat, Round, Dynamic, Static) • Antagonist/Name (Flat, Round,Dynamic, Static) • Basic Plot (Describe in 10 words or less)
Rising Action • Main conflict is introduced (describe event in 10 words or less) • Indicate type of conflict • Internal conflict or External? • Character vs. character • Character vs. nature • Character vs. society
Climax • Turning Point (describe in 10 words or less the event where the plot took the story in another direction) • May also be the event that involves the point of greatest tension or crisis
Falling Action • Minor plot developments are resolved (describe event in 10 words or less)
Resolution • Main conflict is resolved (describe event in 10 words or less) • Resolution must involve the protagonist or it is not the resolution
Directions • Create the chart just like it looks on slide 2 • Follow directions for each individual aspect of Dramatic Structure by giving all needed info • Do not use lined paper • Must be colorful • See example on the web page • Be creative: do your best work!