"Falling action" is a plot element in literature that follows the climax of a story and starts the plot toward its resolution. Many of the questions about the story start being answered in the falling action. More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

The falling action of a book consists of the events that follow the climax and lead to the ultimate resolution of the plot. According to Education Portal, the falling action provides the reader with a satisfaction that w... More » Art & Literature Literature Fiction

In the study of literature and the analysis of plot, falling action is what occurs directly after the climax. Falling action occurs before and leads to the denouement. More » Education Writing Literary Writing
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