Can you draw a plot map for The Purloined Letter?

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By plot map, I assume you mean a plot sequence chart. I’m not sure that e-notes yet has the capabilities of using graphics in questions. Your chart, however, should have: exposition which are events explained rather than actually taking place in the story, conflict-the problem that drives the whole story, rising action which are events that take the reader’s interest and emotional intensity up to the climax which is the do or die moment. This is followed by elements of falling action which are events that take the emotional intensity down to the resolution or final solution to the conflict.

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