What is the plot, theme(s), and a qoute that gives the general idae of the book?im doing a poster that has all of the above and a plot pryamid...so if you know what that is can you help me please....

What is the plot, theme(s), and a qoute that gives the general idae of the book?

im doing a poster that has all of the above and a plot pryamid...so if you know what that is can you help me please. I have a week until the poster is due! :)

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The plot pyramid is a diagram of the main events in the story. The conflict (the main problem the character faces and must resolve) is at the bottom left of the pyramid. As the pyramid ascends, this portion of a story is called rising action or complications. It is all the important events that happen because of the problem the character has. The point of the pyramid is the climax, the point at which the character resolves the problem he/she faced. The downward slope is the falling action or concluding events that occur before the story ends. The bottom right of the pyramid is the conclusion.

The setting is the time and place in which a story occurs. Themes are any lessons the story teaches the reader about life. A quote is words spoken by a character that affected you the reader and made the story important.

Let's say you read the story of the Three Little Pigs and had to do this poster. "I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down," would be an important quote from the Big Bad Wolf. It shows how determined he was to get the pigs. The conflict is the wolf is hungry and threatens to get the pigs. The rising action would be describing how each pig built his house and why he built it that way. This action would include the destruction of the first two pigs' houses. The climax would be the wolf trying to blow down the house of bricks and failing. In the falling action, the wolf leaves. The conclusion is that he does not have pig for dinner. The theme is to work hard and build something strong for protection. Don't be lazy and take the easy way out.

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