Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Day 7

Fall 08 English 101 Day 7

  • Library BP? Handout
  • All essays returned in about a week.
  • Homework Chapter 9 (Quiz Thursday over 1-11)
  • Study Guide Homework. Count by 3's Due BOP tomorrow.
  • Characterization
    • What they say, do, look like, think
    • What others say about them
    • Names


The chain of events.

Basic Conflict—sometimes called the Dramatic Situation:

The problem that starts a story in motion.

It usually describes both a protagonist's motivation and the forces that oppose its realization. Often expressed as Man v. Man; Man v. Nature; Man v. Society; Man v. Machine; Man v. Self


The opening part of a story.

The scene is set, the protagonist is introduced and the author gives background information.


First twist

The introduction of a significant development in the central conflict in a story. Traditionally, a complication begins the

Rising Action of a story's plot.


A scene relived in a character's memory.


The big turning point.

It's when the crucial action, decision, or realization must be made, marking the turning point of the protagonist's fortunes. It is the start of the Falling Action.


The moment of greatest intensity in a story, which almost inevitably occurs toward the end of the work.


The final part of the story, the concluding actions that follow the climax.

Sometimes the conclusion is unclear (ambiguous) on purpose.

Setting Notes

    1. Year
    2. Season
    3. Month
    4. Day of Week
    5. Time of Day
    6. General Era

Place (physical environment)

    1. Country
    2. State
    3. City
    4. Landscape
    5. Climate
    6. House
    7. Yard/Surroundings

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