How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples


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What is step 1 in comprehending a plot?

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1. On a plot timeline, which is the correct order:

2. Which is the correct order for analysis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How should one conduct an analysis of any story's plot? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of these steps and how to apply them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The first step in comprehending a plot
  • Correct order of a plot timeline
  • Order for a plot analysis
  • Climax of the plot in The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
  • Theme of The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the details of each step involved in plot analysis
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts of plot and theme to examine information about The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the creation of a plot timeline

Additional Learning

Learn more about plot analysis by reviewing the accompanying lesson called How to Analyze Plot: Steps and Examples. This lesson will address the following objectives:

  • List the three basic steps of analyzing a plot
  • Use the story of The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing to illustrate the application of these steps
  • Identify the two parts of comprehending a plot
  • Explain the four parts of interpreting a story
  • Discuss how to draw conclusions from a story