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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot_(narrative)

Plot refers to the sequence of events inside a story which affect other events through the principle of cause and effect. The causal events of a plot can be thought of as a series of sentences linked by "and so". Plots can vary from simple structures such as in a traditional ballad to complex interwoven structures sometimes ...

narrativefirst.com/articles/plot-points-and-the-inciting-incident

The Inciting Incident (or “exciting incident” as someone once referred to it) is the event or decision that begins a story's problem. Everything up and until that moment is Backstory; ... In short, for every problem there are four basic contexts from which you can explore the way to solve a problem. Once you have explored all four ...

sites.google.com/a/fmcsd.ab.ca/beaton/short-story-notes

Plot – how the author arranges events to develop the basic idea; it is the sequence of events in the story. It is a planned, logical series of events having a beginning, middle, and end. A plot diagram has the following. Initial Incident- the first event that starts the conflict (the first thing that happens in the story is not always the ...

www.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_initial_incident_of_a_short_story

It is the motivation of the story. It starts the problem and makes an unstable situation. It creates a reason for the story.

amyisamanink.com/writers-resources/the-inciting-incident-in-plot

May 28, 2015 ... Each major section of your story, the Beginning, Middle, and End, will have an Inciting Incident, Rising Action/Increasing Complications, a Crisis Moment, a Climax, and a Resolution. ... If you're a short story writer, you might only have one Inciting Incident which will be resolved by the end of the story.

theeditorsblog.net/2013/06/16/making-something-happen-in-story

Jun 16, 2013 ... The first event that can be referred to as the inciting incident is the event that gets your story started. It's the event that occurs within the first couple of pages that alerts the reader that this is it, the story has begun. It is not description or setting detail, it is event. So until something happens in the early pages of ...

literarydevices.net/inciting-incident

Definition of Inciting Incident. Inciting incident in a plot is an event or a point that arrives at the beginning of a play, story book, or a film that disturbs the actions and life of a protagonist, and sets him to pursue the mission vigorously. It originates from a Latin word, incitāre, which means to start up, to put something into rapid ...

www.nownovel.com/blog/inciting-incident

In writing fiction, the opening events that set your story in motion are pivotal. They set the tone and mood, establish key details of character and setting (time and place), and build intrigue. Read a full definition of the inciting incident and tips and examples for making your own gripping: ...

www.enotes.com/homework-help/what-inciting-incident-reasulation-denoument-story-247222

Your original question had to be edited because it contained multiple questions, which is against enotes regulations. Please make sure that in future you only ask one question at a time. This is an excellent short story by Roald Dahl that is normally taught to explore how irony operates in literature. However, the inciting  ...