Plot
Plot
The series of events in a story.

Exposition
The beginning of the story. The characters and setting are introduced; background information is given.
Rising Action
The problem is introduced. It’s the events that lead to the climax.
Climax
The turning point for the main character(s).

Everything leads up to this point. A decision is made; something good, something bad will happen as a result.

Falling Action
The events that happen right after the climax. Sometimes the problem is solved.
Resolution
It’s the end of the story. Sometimes the problem is solved.