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Plot and Story. Plot is the cause‐and‐effect sequence of events in a story.<ref name="dibell" />

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 referred to as an imbroglio. The term plot can serve as a verb and refer to a character planning future actions in the story.

In the narrative sense, the term highlights the important points which have important consequences within the story, according to Ansen Dibell.<ref name="dibell">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The term is similar in meaning to the term storyline.<ref>Random House Dictionary. "plot."</ref><ref>Oxford Dictionaries. "storyline."</ref>


Plot (narrative) sections
Intro   Definition    Plot structure    Freytag on plot    Plot devices    Plot outline    See also    References    Further reading    External links   

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