Friday, October 2, 2009

Literary Terms :)

Rising Action

The rising action in a story are the parts that lead all the way up to the climax. It's purpose is to build suspense in the story, all the way up to it's climactic finish! However, it is not to be confused with the middle of the story, but is the action right before the climax begins.

Example: An example of the rising action in the story is found in the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Harry must go through a set of tasks to reach where the Philosopher's Stone is hidden, where he will have the final battle. These are the actions leading up to the climax where Harry must face Voldemort who is trying to get the stone.

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