The Lady, or the Tiger

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The Lady, or the Tiger? Frank R. Stockton
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Meet Frank R. Stockton (1834-1902) At the height of his success, Frank R. Stockton was considered a major literary figure in the United States, second in importance only to Mark Twain. Stockton’s body of work fills twenty-three volumes and includes stories, novels, and nonfiction. Yet today, this writer is known primarily for his story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?” The story created a stir at the time it was published, as well as afterward; it was later turned into an operetta, a play, a movie, and a recording. The Lady, or The Tiger? —Frank Stockton
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Dramatic Plot Structure A literary plot has five elements: Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution
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Dramatic Plot Structure Exposition During a plot’s exposition, the author gives background information about the story and introduces the story’s characters and setting. The exposition also introduces the main conflict. Rising Action Rising action is the series of events that lead up to the climax, or most dramatic moment, of the story. Climax The climax is a story’s most dramatic and revealing moment. It usually comes near the end of a story and satisfies the reader’s curiosity about what happens.
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Falling Action The falling action follows the climax and describes the results of the climax. Resolution The resolution, or denouement , comes at the end of the falling action.
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