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Definition of plot


Plot: In fictional texts, the structure of the action as a set of events connected by cause and effect and centered around one or more conflicts. Plot is typically composed of the following elements, usually in this order: exposition, rising action, climax, turning-point, falling action, solution/dénouement or open ending. The structure of an action with its particular order and arrangement of facts. E.M. Forster in Aspects of the Novel tries to differentiate between plot and story as the con­stituents of an action: "We have defined a story as a narrative of events arranged in their time-sequence. A plot is also a narrative of events, the emphasis falling on causal­ity. 'The king died and then the queen died,' is a story. 'The king died, and then the queen died of grief,' is a plot. (Aspects, p. 93.)



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