The plot that is contained within a short story is the reason why the characters in the short story do the things that they do. It is a sequence of casual events that occur that are able to answer the questions about why... More »

The five plot elements of a story are the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution. These elements come together to create a sense of conflict. Contained within these five elements are all of the ... More »

Plot is a literary term defined as the series of events that make up the story of a book. In particular, the plot is viewed by the reader as how these events relate to one another, whether it be by sequence, cause and ef... More »

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Plot is a literary term defined as the series of events that make up the story of a book. In particular, the plot is viewed by the reader as how these events relate to one another, whether it be by sequence, cause and ef... More »

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A plot map is a conceptual device used by writers, critics and students of literature to give visual form to the action in a story. Generally, successful plots can be conceived of as a mountain, with the peak being the c... More »

In the short story "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe, the narrator, Montresor, wreaks vengeance on another man, Fortunato, by luring him deep into wine vaults on the pretext of testing a cask of wine that he c... More »

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T.C. Boyle's short story "The Greasy Lake" can be summarized as the story of three young men who have a fantasy about being "bad" boys, only to have things go horribly wrong. All of them are 19 years old, and one night t... More »