PLOT DIAGRAM TEMPLATE is used for graphical representation of any matter or data, this diagram shows the traditional plot structure of a noval. Most novels are organised. A plot is the sequence of events in the story of beginning to the end of timeline. Usually the order of plot contains events like exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
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Exposition, the beginning of the author introduces the setting characters and conflicts are introduced. Second stage is raising action, conflict and suspense build. Third stage is climax, conflict and tension reach a peak. Fourth stage is falling action, conflict gets worked out and tension lessen. Final stage is resolution in which conflict is resolved.
In exposition story takes and progress it is just like introduction, beginning of story all characters are introduced, we also learn about the story how it going to be just like a brief summary, main important problem is it tells what is the conflict in the story.
In raising action, the story begins and develops the conflict anything related to action and dramatic, a building or raising conflict we get very interest so it builds interest and sometimes suspense also occurs in the story.
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Climax, climax is the highest mark or point position in the plot diagrams, climax is the turning point in any story, usually climax ends with the dealing with the conflict and happy stay ever, by main characters comes face to face with the conflict and ends it, the main character like hero or heroine or villain or main supporting role change the story in peace way so, it is called turning point change in some way.
And in falling action all loose ends the tensions and conflict is completed or finished or it is solved, all plots are tied up. The conflicts and climax are tied up.
Final stage of story is resolution, the story comes to end and have a happy ending all problems are resolved. Stay constant, exposition comes to beginning of the story, raising action and climax are belongs to middle of the story, falling action and resolution comes to end of the story phase.
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Let us take an example with the story of Cinderella, in exposition phase characters like Cinderella, her evil step-mother, and her step-sisters are introduced. Setting time was long time ago, land far away.
Raising action of the story is invitation to all young women to hall of the kingdom, but evil step-mother would not allow Cinderella to go to the hall, Cinderella thought that all hope was lost until her fairy grandmother appeared. Dressed in beautiful gown with glass slippers, she rushed off to attend the hall. She has to return before 12 ‘o’ clock from hall.
Climax, of the story is Cinderella held her breath at prince charming gently slipped the glass slipper onto her foot. Prince took that glass slipper and made her his bride.
Falling action is Cinderella went to live with prince charming in the beautiful castle on the hill. Resolution is prince and Cinderella lived happy ever after.