falling action


the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved.

Nearby words

  1. faller,
  2. fallfish,
  3. fallibility,
  4. fallible,
  5. falling,
  6. falling band,
  7. falling diphthong,
  8. falling door,
  9. falling down drunk,
  10. falling of womb

Compare rising action.

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