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The most intense, exciting, or important point of something Climax
A series of relevant incidents that create suspense, interest and tension in a narrative. Rising Action
The parts of a story after the climax and before the very end. Falling action
Typically how the story ends and is a solution to the main conflict in a story. Resolution
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language. Syntax
A literary device used to introduce background information about events, settings, and characters to the audience or readers Exposition
To use figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. Usually it is thought… Imagery
The irony occurring when the implications of a situation or speech are understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play Dramatic irony
Irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect that is opposite from what was intended, so that the outcome is contrary to what was expected. Situational irony
Irony in which a person says or writes one thing and means another, or uses words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of the literal meaning. Verbal irony
A figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated but share some common characteristics. Metaphor
The central character or leading figure in poetry, narrative, novel or any other story. Protagonist
A character or a group of characters which stand in opposition to the protagonist or the main character. Antagonist
A literary term used to describe the events that make up a story or the main part of a story. plot
A literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story. Foreshadowing
Mrs. Lamas assigns this twice in the school year, it results in many all-nighters and tear streaked books. Book Talk

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Literary Terms Crossword

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literary reference to a familiar thing allusion
conflict with another character Charactervscharacter
the turning point in a story (comes after the rising action) climax
comparison of two or more similar objects analogy
author's own account of his/her own life autobiography
story of a person's life written by someone else biography
the problem; something vs. something else conflict
stretching the truth exaggeration
the begining of a story exposition
kind of writing that explains something expository
category or type (of literature) genre
the lesson of a story theme
person telling the story narrator
words or phrases that convey the opposite meaning or expected outcome irony
problem from INSIDE of a person internal conflict
main character of the story protagonist
sequence of events in a story plot
the author's attitude toward the subject of a work tone
group of lines forming a unit in a poem stanza
point of view in which the reader knows all thoughts, feelings, and actions of all the characters omnicient

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Literary Terms Crossword

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Feeling created by a literary work Mood
words an author uses depending on audience, subject, and desired effect Word choice
The feeling a word produces connotation
Central idea or message Theme
the vantage point from which a story is told point of view
narrated by a character in the story using pronouns such as "I"and "me" first person
an outside narrator tells the story from one character's perspective third person limited
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters omniscient
an all-knowing narrator tells the story from the perspective of multiple characters omniscient
reason for writing (inform, persuade, entertain) authors purpose
a character who remains the same throughout the story static
a character who changes in the story dynamic
a main character major
a secondary character minor
any force that drives a character to behave in a certain way motivation
type of characterization in which the author directly states what a character is like direct
type of characterization in which the writer uses descriptions of character's manners, dress, and behavior to develop the character indirect
a guess based on clues inference
type of irony in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant verbal
type of irony in which what happens in a situation is the opposite of what is expected situational
type of irony in which the reader has information the character lacks dramatic
interruption in the present action to show events that happened at an earlier time flashback
when a reader feels uncertainty about what will happen next suspense
writing that presents facts without revealing writer's feelings or opinions objective
type of writing in which the feelings of a writer are revealed subjective
language characteristic of a certain geographical area dialect
conversation between two or more characters dialogue
reference to something outside of a literary work allusion

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PSSA Literary Terms Crossword

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The term for words that mean the same thing Synonyms
Pairs of words that have opposite, or nearly opposite, meanings Antonyms
The methods a writer uses to develop the personality of the character Characterization
The figurative language term for an exaggeration Hyperbole
A reference in a work of literature to a well known character, place, or situartion in history, politics, or science or from another wrok of literature, music, or art. Allusion
The point of greatest emotional intensity, interest, or suspence in a narrative; turning point Climax
The use of clues by an author to prepare readers for events that will happen in a story Foreshadowing
Language that emphasizes sensory impressions to help the reader of a literary work see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the scenes desrcibed in the work Imagery
The term for when the opposite of what is expected or said occurs Irony
The emotional quality or atmosphere of a story or poem Mood
The part of the plot in which the characters, setting, and situation are introduced Exposition
The central struggle between opposing forces in a story or drama Conflict
A prose narrative in which situations and characters are invented by the writer Fiction
Mode of writing that tells a story Narrative
The relationship of the narrator, or storyteller, to the story (1st or 3rd) Point Of View
The part of a plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict Resolution
A figure of speech that compares or equates seeminglingy unlike things. Implies the comparison rather than stating it with "like" or "as" Metaphor
A figure of speech in which an animal, object, or idea is given human form or characteristics Personification
A figure of speech using like or as to compare seemingly unlike things Simile
The use of images to represent internal realities Symbolism
The attitude of the narrator toward the subject, ideas, theme, or characters Tone
The main idea of the story. Usually expressed asa a general statement Theme

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8th Grade Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle

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_________are the words spoken by characters in a play. Dialogue
The repetition of initial sounds, such as "Peter Piper Pizza" is called? Alliteration
The words around the unknown word are called....... Context Clues
Realizing the POTENTIAL danger of the situation, he called for help. Potential means? Possible
Which point of view is all knowing and sees into different characters' minds? Third Person
An example of a ____is "He is as scary as a bear." Simile
The VITRIOL in his voice--all the anger and hate--made the character scary. Vitriol means? Anger and hate
An example of ____is saying you are so hungry you could eat a horse. Hyperbole
An author describing the sun smiling on a field of flowers is an example of ____. Personification
Which point of view uses "I" or "me" First Person
A story about a person's life written by that person is called? Autobiography
The moment of highest tension in the story, the turning point is called? Climax
When an author writes a story about another person's life is called? Biography
Placing events in order in which they happened is called? Chronological Order
The main character in a work of literature, usually the "hero" or "good guy"? protagonist
the person that stands in the way of the protagonist's happiness, usually the "bad guy' is? Antagonist
The beach's Tranquility, or its peaceful feeling, made the vacation perfect. Tranquility means? Peaceful
_____is a long speech by a character in a play, spoken either to others or to himself. Monologue
A struggle between opposing forces, the problem in the story is called? Conflict
When the effects of the action or decision are revealed, leads to resolution. Falling Action
The Marlin is the social HUB of the ship-the heart and main point of attraction. Hub means? Popular part
The message, moral, or lesson of a story is called? Theme
Using your reason and experience to figure out something that is not written or stated. Inference
Description or dialogue that introduces the characters, the setting, and the situation. Exposition
Events that complicate the situation by introducing the conflict, leads to the Climax. Rising Action
Occurs when a main character clashes with an outside force. External Conflict
What does the prefix "auto" mean? Self
What does the "pre" mean? Before
______tell actors how to move and speak, usually in parentheses( ) or in italics. Stage Directions
What does the suffix "ology" mean? Study of
One man's trash is another man's treasure is an example of______. Theme
Identify the meaning of the prefix in the word UNDERESTIMATE Below

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Literary Terms Crossword

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What structure do these terms make up? Dramatic
Time and place Setting
Setting Exposition
Opposing force Antagonist
Here/Main Character Protagonist
Storyline Plot
Something that represents something else Symbol
Internal and/or external Conflict
A hint at what is to come Foreshadow
A category of literature Genre
Attitide Tone
Main Idea of an essay Thesis
The dictionary meaning of a word Denotation
Implied meaning Connotation
Compare using like or as SImile
Comparison Metaphor
Events leading to the climax Rising Action
Events leading to the conclusion Falling Action
Conclusion/Closure Resolution
Person telling the story Narrator
Static, dynamic, stock, flat, round Character
Turning Point Climax
Mental pictures Imagery
Contradictory statement Irony
Exaggeration Hyperbole

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Elements of Literature Crossword

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the repetition of a consonant sound at the beginning of a series of words Alliteration
reference to persons or events in the past or in literature Allusion
a comparison of two things that are similar in some way for the purpose of explaining or clarifying Analogy
the methods used to show the personalities of the characters in a literary work Characterization
conversations among characters Dialogue
the final outcome or resolution fo the main conflict of the story Denouement
hints or clues given to suggest what will happen later in the story Foreshadowing
a statement that is deliberately exaggerated for effect Hyperbole
an expression that says one thing but means something else Idiom
using figurative language and description to convey mental images that appeal to our senses Imagery
words or phrases that mean the opposite of the literal meaning Irony
comparing two things by suggesting one thing is another Metaphor
the atmosphere or feeling created by a work of literature Mood
the series of events that happen in a literary work Plot
comparing two things by using the words "like" or "as" Simile
the use of symbols (word, object, or action) to represent an abstract idea Symbolism
the arrangement of words in sentences Syntax
the central idea, message, or meaning of a literary work Theme
the attitude of a writer toward the subject of a composition Tone
the character or force against which the main character struggles in a literary work Antagonist
the main character in a literary work; hero or heroine Protagonist

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Literary Word Crozzword Puzzle Crossword

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A stanza of four lines especially one having alternate rhymes Stanza
A style of writing or speaking determined by the choice of words by a speaker or or writer Diction
A figure of speech to represent ideas or qualities not using the words like or as Metaphor
The vocies behind the poems, the person we imagine saying the things out loud. Speaker
The deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve effect. Anaphora
A category of artistics composition, as in music, or literature, characterized by similarities in form of style or subject matter Genre
A literary and rhetorical device that is meant to mock with often satrical or ironic remarks with a purpose to amuse and hurt someone or some section of society simultaneously. Sarcasm
Is a character or group of characters which stand in composition to the protagonist of the main character. Anatagonist
A very typical example of a certain person or thing. Archetype
An enviroment or surrounding in which an event takes place. Setting
The use of components in a sentence that are grammatically the same, or similar in their construction, sound, meaning, or meter. Parallelism
An imitation of the style of writing or particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect. Parody
Describes the events that make up a story or the main part of the story Plot
As a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly. Theme
Is a figure of speech which involves an exaggeration of idea for the sake of the emphas. Hyperbole
The final part of a play, movie, or narrative in which the starnds of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved. Denouement
A list fo rules in a language. It dictates how words from diffferent parts of speech are put together in order to convey a complete thought. Syntax
A use of specific phrases and words by right in a particular situation, profession, or trade. Jargon
A long narrative poem, which is usually related to heroic deed of a person of an unusual courage and unparalled bravery. Epic
Is an object or idea that repeat itself throughout a literary work Motif
A time which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. Turning Point
The voice that author takes on a story Narrator
A literary element that involves a struggle between two opposing forces usually a protagonist and a antagonist. Conflicts
A common way of characterization which elaborate the geographic and social background of any character. Dialect
The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. Symbolism

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Literary Terms Crossword

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A story with a hidden meaning Allegory
The repetition of initial consonant sounds alliteration
A reference to another work, person, etc. allusion
The opposite antonym
In time order; order of appearance Chronological
The turning point Climax
The emotional meaning attached to a word Connotation
The passage surrounding a word or idea context
A two line stanza Couplet
The dictionary definition Denotation
The resolution; ending of the story Denouement
Regional speech patterns Dialect
Characters are directly described by the author Direct Characterization
The readers knows what is going to occur, but not the characters DramaticIrony
The beginning of the story Exposition
A metaphor that is extended throughout the work Extendedmetaphor
A story that contains a moral Fable
Events leading to the resolution Falling Action
Language not meant to be taken literally Figurative
Narrator is a character First Person
A reference to an earlier happening Flashback
Giving hints of events to come Foreshadowing
Extreme exaggeration Hyperbole
A phrase that does not make literal sense Idiom
Character traits are shown by actions Indirect characterization
A difference between what is expected and what actually occurs Irony
A story that has been passed down Legend
A short, funny Irish poem Limerick
The point the author is trying to convey Main Idea

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short story unit Crossword

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normally the main character protagonist
information about characters, setting and problem exposition
person/thing in conflict with the protagonist antagonist
time and place setting
main message or big idea theme
struggle between two forces conflict
events in the story plot
when the conflict begins initial incident
body of the story that leads up to the climax rising action
turning point climax
events that wrap up the conflct falling action
ending of story conclusion
narrator is participate "I" first person
reader is participate "you" second person
watching the action happen to others third person
only seeing a small portion of information through one character limited
knowing all that is happening to all characters omniscient
what the author leads you to feel tone
comparison of two things using like or as simile
direct comparison metaphor
giving non-humans things human qualities personification
words that imitate sound onomatopoeia
hinting at things to come in the future foreshadowing
when the opposite of what you expect happens Irony
the use of an object to represent an idea or feeling symbolism
referring to an event in the characters past to reveal more information flashback

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Literary Devices Crossword

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Repetition of a beginning sound for effect. Alliteration
Reference to a well known character or event from history, literature etc. Allusion
Repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong. Ex: belt, felt Assonance
Reassurance of similar sounds especially consonants. Ex: pitter, patter. Consonance
A positive statement expressed by negating its opposite expressions. Litotes
a long narrative poem about someone who does heroic deeds. Ex: The Oddessy Epic
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation. Figurative Language
Poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms. Free Verse
Extreme Exaggeration. Hyperbole
Phrase or word stating one unlike thing is another Metaphor
Words that imitate sound. Onomatopoeia
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects. Personification
Repeats same word or phrase to make idea more clear Repetition
Correspondence of sound between the words or the endings of words especially when these are at the ends of lines of poetry. Rhyme
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as' Simile
The person telling the story. (Not to be confused with author) Speaker
A group of lines forming the basic reassuring metrical unit in a poem; a verse, Stanza
Mental Picture created by the way the author writes Imagery
Story poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Ex: Animal Farm Allegory
Phrase so overused it lost its original meaning. Cliche
The use of humor, irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize peoples stupidity or vices. Ex: Animal Farm Satire

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