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  1. Dramatic Structure • Please title a new page in the “Literary Terms” section of your notebook “Dramatic Structure” and copy all of the following information

  2. DRAMATIC STRUCTURE CHART • Turning point:Describe plot development • Main conflict:Describe plot event • Char. vs. ____ • External or internal • Plot development:leading toward resolution Plot Development/Level of Tension • Setting:Where, When, & Why • Main characters:Protagonist: Method of Char. Antagonist: Method of Char. • Basic plot: • Main conflict resolved: Describe plot development • Protagonist’s role in resolution Time Exposition Rising ActionClimaxFalling ActionResolution

  3. 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)

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Falling Action • Minor plot developments are resolved (describe event in 10 words or less)

  7. Resolution • Main conflict is resolved (describe event in 10 words or less) • Resolution must involve the protagonist or it is not the resolution

  8. 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

  9. How to Grade Dramatic Structure

  10. Exposition • Setting = When = 2 points. Where = 2 points. Why (context) = 2 points. • Main Characters = Protagonist (+2), Name (+2), Method (+2). Antagonist (+2), Name (+2), Method (+2). • Plot = If less than 10 words, +2 points. If more than 10 words, +1 points.

  11. Rising Action • Main conflict = If less than 10 words, +10 points. If more than 10 words, +1 point. • Type of conflict = 10 points

  12. Climax • Turning Point = If less than 10 words, +20 points. If more than 10 words, +10 points.

  13. Falling Action • Minor Plot Development = If less than 10 words, +20 points. If more than 10 words, +10 points.

  14. Resolution • Resolution = If less than 10 words, +20 points. If more than 10 words, +5 points. Must state how protagonist is involved!

  15. 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