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what is a “rising action” in a story?

what is a “rising action” in a story?

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  1. In literature, rising action is a series of events that lead to the climax of a story or play. Rising action typically ends in a disaster that sets in motion the falling action, which leads to the climax. A story with rising action has the following qualities:

    1. It starts at the beginning of the story and ends at the end.
    2. The story is a plot (as opposed to a character study).
    3. The events of the story are connected by cause and effect.

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