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falling action

noun
1.
the part of a literary plot that occurs after the climax has been reached and the conflict has been resolved.
Compare rising action.
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  • The movie is all falling action, and we're not even sure where the characters are falling from.
  • It comes after the climax and falling action and is intended to bring the story to a satisfying end.
  • It comes after the climax and falling action, and is intended to bring the story to a satisfying end.

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