Plot is known as the foundation of a novel or story which the characters and settings are built around. It is meant to organize information and events in a logical manner.
When writing the plot of a piece of literature, the author has to be careful that it does not dominate the other parts of the story.
There are five(5) main elements in a plot.
- The Exposition or The Introduction:
- The beginning of the story where characters and setting are established.
- In some stories, the conflict or the main problem is introduced as well.
- The Rising Action:
- Occurs when a series of events build up to the conflict.
- The main characters are established by the time the rising action of a plot occurs and at the same time, events begin to get complicated.
- It is during this part of a story that excitement, tension or crisis is encountered.
- The Climax:
- The turning point of the story and is meant to be the moment of highest interest and emotion. This would make readers to wonder what is going to happen next.
- The Falling Action:
- Events and complications begin to resolve and the result of actions of the main characters are put forward.
- The Resolution or The Conclusion:
- It is the end of a story and ends with either a happy or a tragic ending.
- Sometimes the ending is describe in epilogue.
Examples of Plot: