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    narrative arc

    Please make the following in red clear for me.

    Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. There's a narrative arc to every tale that allows the listener to be brought along and participate in the emotional transaction that takes place in the telling.

    Does "narrative arc" refer to a narrative structure that looks like an arc (a bow), the peak point being the middle of the story? And does "transaction" mean "interaction" in the context?

    Thank you.

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    Re: narrative arc

    Narrative arc is plot structure.

    The narrative arc has the following components:
    • Inciting incident
    • Rising action or plot complication
    • Climax or turning point
    • Resolution

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