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bigdreams1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I don't know if you are referring a specific story, but in general the plot of a story is how the events in the story are arranged.

For example, a chronological plot arranges the sequence of events in order from the first thing that happened to the next thing...etc. However, a story that starts In Media Res starts in the middle of things (perhaps at the climax) and then flashes back to beginning to show us how it all started.

If you are "charting" your plot on a will usually start with the exposition (background information like setting and character names), an initial incident (the first piece of action), the rising action (series of events), climax (the turning point or most exciting part), falling action (loose ends are tied up), and resolution (the end).

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