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After viewing the “Storytelling Pyramid” video, think about your favorite narratives. Choose one, and identify how the narrative fits the storytelling pyramid. Be sure to identify what happens in each of the major parts of the pyramid:

  • Exposition: What happens in the beginning? How are the characters and world introduced?
  • Rising Action: What happens to set the story in motion? What is the obstacle the main character must overcome?
  • Climax: What is the most exciting part of the story? What is the entire narrative building toward?
  • Falling Action: What happens after the climax? How much of the narrative is left?