rising action


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rising action

n.
The events of a dramatic or narrative plot preceding the climax.
References in classic literature ?
In that case it really marks the beginning of the success of the side which is to be victorious at the end (in Tragedy the side opposed to the hero) and it initiates (5) a Falling Action, corresponding to the Rising Action, and sometimes of much the same length, wherein the losing side struggles to maintain itself.
Currently, telecommunication regulation in the United States is approaching a climax, but has currently entered a period of rising action, where the signs are dire.
Today's jumps cards at Carlisle and Ludlow have also fallen victim to the cold snap but hopes are rising action will resume tomorrow.
Being the largest of the Eastern ephemerella species, they elicit much rising action from trout eager to ingest their high-protein bodies.
A good drama has a long, steady, rising action then a climax that is both inevitable and unexpected.
The Dark Is Rising" is a faster-paced read with more rising action than the first book in the series and is a nice introduction to the overall storyline.
The uptick in violence since 2008 is the rising action that Saeed Amireh, 19, presents with a storyteller's ease in the one-room museum of the Ni'lin struggle.
Death, being for some (and for Martone devotedly hoped for) a mere transition in the ongoing incremental perturbation of life post-life, rearranges the denouement into another, a mirroring rising action on the other side.
It lifts you up from the toilet seat similar to the rising action on a riser recliner chair.
In the rising action, Mahmoud's father heavy-handedly beats his son.
It's all setup, with polysemous storylines whose rising action and presumable complications/resolution take place outside the story's sixty-page frame, and there are a few footnotes here and there, and the pitch of its rhetoric should keep the Infinite Jest-obsessed happy.
Key incidents form the rising action to the climactic murder, followed by incidents forestalling the denouement and, finally, by the restoration of moral order.