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I have to do a plot outline, can someone tell me, "what the traditional pyramidal structure to map the important parts of the plot" is?

Check these sites.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dramatic_structure
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=904 
Imagine a triangle or pyramid shape.
Start at the bottom left with setting, introduction of characters, first action and first major conflict. At that point, you'll be about 1/4th of an inch or so up the left side of the triangle.
Rising action (further actions and reactions/conflicts) builds and builds until you reach the top.
The top symbolizes the climax.
Going down the other side are the resolution and conclusion.
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