short story terms

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terms and definitions for short stories
 
Term  
Definition

plot

the sequence of events in a play, novel, or short story

setting

time and place that a story takes place

Exposition

background information of a story

rising action

build up of conflict

climax

highest point of action, turning point, something has to happen

falling action

mini-conflicts could still occurr, start to tidy up loose ends

resolution

How the conflict ended or was resolved, if it was