falling action

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fall·ing action

The events of a dramatic or narrative plot following the climax.
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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.
When students code their own games, they work through a five-stage story structure that includes scene-setting, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
The falling action is when the conflicts are beginning to resolve.
Slow-pitch jigs mimic wounded, injured or vulnerable prey with a fluttering, falling action.
In my senior year I took my first class on Japanese literature and suddenly realized that rather than being presuppositionless New Criticism in fact concealed many important presuppositions with its high value on ambiguity, irony, and metaphor, and, particularly with fiction, the additional expectations of conflict, complication, rising action, falling action, and denouement.
Writers often use exposition (introduction), rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement (resolution) to structure and develop their plot.
The quick nose-first falling action of these lures draws in fish, and the vibrating action and noise get them to bite.
I only remember the falling action, that she ties an enchanted thread around his left ankle which keeps him bound to the earth.
In fact, the authors of the Pin Drop Principle book recommend a structure that follow a plot of a drama or a short storyExposition, Inciting Incident, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action and Resolution.
Moriarty would be well reminded (as should we all) to take some solace in the fact that America may only be in "Act III," the "Climax of Action," of this five-act tragedy, where the Hero stands at a crossroads, still at a point of choice, of decision and opportunity to avoid the "Falling Action." As in all of Shakespeare's tragedies, dark tragic endings seem inevitable primarily in retrospect, once the hero's fall is complete.
The falling action has a captain of the Glens Falls police warning Viv that the top operatives, whether FBI men, gangsters, spies or counterspies, are all "cold-hearted, cold-blooded, ruthless, tough, killers," and she should steer clear of this type entirely (162).