# PLOT GRAPH

```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
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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.
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