rising action


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rising action

n.
The events of a dramatic or narrative plot preceding 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.
What makes it excellent is that the whole time you are riding John Grisham's rising action or falling for John Green's characters, you are also acquiring a wider vocabulary, developing a keener sense for literature, and discovering your own preferences.
Radiokvm accompanied the film's rising action with an elaborate but understated score, wedding composition with improv.
Today's jumps cards at Carlisle and Ludlow have also fallen victim to the cold snap but hopes are rising action will resume tomorrow.
Thisnovel — The Virgins of Londonistan -- has a strong plot line: Exposition, rising action, crisis, minor resolution, more crises, climax, and resolution.
This novel illustrates how an author creates rising action and climax that keep the reader guessing, filling their thoughts with doubt about which character to trust as Silver and other Offerings try to stay alive throughout their horrific stay at Windsor Castle.
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.
We rely on the EDB process to establish the exposition and rising action.
Students can utilize the plot diagram to guide them through character creation, the story's introduction (beginning or exposition), rising action, climax (middle), falling action, and conclusion (end or resolution).
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.