8 Exercise 3: Freytag’s Pyramid


After reading “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, download the attached Freytag’s Pyramid Worksheet. Click into each textbox, list information from the story for each plot element:

  • Exposition: List the characters and time period.
  • Inciting Incident: Identify the first problem in the story.
  • Rising Action: List the events (scenes) that lead up to the climax.
  • Climax: Identify the turning point in the story.
  • Falling Action: List events that unfold after the climax.
  • Denouement (Resolution): Explain how the story ends.
  • Theme: Identify the theme of the story.

Click this link: Freytags-Plot-Worksheet



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