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THE PLOT DIAGRAM The plot diagram: most people learn about it somewhere in elementary school, and indeed, it is the most elementary of tools a writer and reader can use in summarizing and outlining a story. It is so basic and flexible that pretty much every story written in existence can be outlined via the plot diagram. And yet, there are stories that, when outlined, twist the plot diagram into interesting shapes, which leads me to suspect that there is a missing step in the plot diagram: the elusive...

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Plot device

Many stories, especially in the fantasy genre, feature an object or objects with some great power. Often what drives the plot is the hero's need to find the object before the villain and use it for good rather than evil, or if the object has been broken by the villains, to retrieve each piece that must be gathered from each antagonist to restore it, or, if the object itself is evil, to destroy it. In some cases destroying the object will lead to the destruction of the villain.[according to whom?]...

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Plot Twist

A plot twist is a change in the expected direction or outcome of the plot of a film, television series, video game, novel, comic or other fictional work. It is a common practice in narration used to keep the interest of an audience, usually surprising them with a revelation. Some "twists" are foreshadowed and can thus be predicted by many viewers/readers, whereas others are a complete shock. When a plot twist happens near the end of a story, especially if it changes one's view of the preceding events...

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Tragedy and Proper Structure of the Plot

In part 7, the aim is to arrange and length of the play. Most important and the first thing in Tragedy is proper structure of the Plot. Tragedy is an imitation of an action that is complete in it and whole of a certain magnitude. A whole has beginning, middle and end. A well-construed plot must neither begin nor end randomly. Plot cannot either begin or end at any point. A beautiful object that is certain living organism or any whole composed of parts must not only present a certain order in its...

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Plot in the Scarlet Letter

Analyzing Plot in The Scarlet Letter In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne outlines the plot of the story through his specific placement of three very significant scenes which take place on the scaffold: Hester's public punishment for committing adultery, the minister's vigil and reunion with Hester and Pearl, and lastly, the revelation of the scarlet letter. The second scaffold scene in Chapter 12 is substantial in that it is the first time that the Reverend Dimmesdale, Hester, and Pearl...

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A Rose for Emily - Components of a Plot

The Components of The Plot In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" there are numerous aspects of the plot that can be explored. The use of conflict, foreshadowing, and flashbacks throughout the story form the plot along with its characters. The plot's stages can be traced throughout the story. The start and end of the exposition, climax, and resolution can be identified. There is also a protagonist and a few antagonists in this story. The story is based on the life of a southern woman and the...

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Linearized Plot Experiment: Density

Density (Linearized plot) TA: Blue Rex rex Group Members: Billy and Mandy Tuesday; 1200-1350 Abstract: In this lab the density of hand-made clay balls were calculated to understand how scientists model physical effects and to understand logarithmic plots. The hand-made balls ranged from diameters of 2cm to 6cm and were measured with vernier calipers by each member of the group. A total of 6 independent measures of each diameter were taken to establish uncertainty. The clay balls were then...

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Plot analysis A Rose for Emily

Plot Analysis for “A Rose for Emily” The short story “A Rose for Emily” is a story based on an elder woman named Mrs. Emily who particularly does not like or accept change in her life. Mrs. Emily is a very literal character who will not pay her taxes or hang numbers outside her house or on her mailbox for her address. William Faulkner’s presentation of the story and the plot structure helps to amplify the conflict between Mrs. Emily and the town. The narrator is also affected by this unique ordering...

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The Stone Angel Plot Summary

Plot Summary: Hagar Shipley is an older woman who lives in western Canada with her son and his wife, Marvin and Doris.She starts to recall her life in Manawaka where she spent her childhood with family and friends. While the plot returns to present, her son Marvin and his wife Doris are trying to persuade Hagar selling their house and buying a smaller one. The proposal has been intensely rejected by Hagar, because she believes that the house is hers.Then, plot moves to the interview with the minister...

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The Necklace Plot Analysis

invitation to the fabulous ball and Mathilde reacts by having a fit. Now we have a specific problem: Mathilde's now has the best opportunity she's ever had to have a taste of the high life, but she has nothing to wear. That problem sets the rest of the plot in motion. Complication Diamonds are this girl's best friend Mathilde solves the first problem when her husband gives her money for a dress. But then she runs into a second problem: she's needs to have some jewels. Luckily, her friend Mme. Forestier...

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