PLOT GRAPH USING “DEATH BY SCRABBLE” BY CHARLIE FISH Plot Points 1. Exposition 2. Crisis/Inciting Incident 3. Rising Action 4. Climax 5. Falling Action 6. Denouement (Conclusion) Plot Graph 4. 3. 5. 6. 1. 2. Exposition The Introduction We meet the characters We learn about the setting We start to understand what the story is about DBS: We meet the narrator. We learn he hates his wife. We see they are playing scrabble. Crisis/Inciting Incident Something happens that sets everything into motion The conflict is introduced Before this point, there was no issue This gives us something to look forward to Could be a problem, a realization, or a change DBS: The narrator realizes that his scrabble letters control what happens. Rising Action Things begin to build up Many different issues or events occur Can be directly related to the inciting incident Think of it like domino’s being knocked over DBS: The narrator tests his theory, considers what to do, plays the word QUAKE. Climax The point of no return. After the Climax, things cannot go completely back to the way things were The major event of conflict is solved or finished DBS: The narrators wife plays the word DEATH Falling Action Everything begins to fall into place Questions are answered Closure beings DBS: An earthquake begins, the narrator begins to choke on his tile and falls Denouement The Conclusion The story ends Everything is wrapped up DBS: The narrators wife watches her husband die.